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Keep Moving Forward by Billy Graham


ACTS 17:28 NKJV

for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

Keep Moving Forward

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When I was seven years old, my father bought me my first bicycle. I had never ridden one. Patiently, my family and friends tried to teach me the art of cycling. I soon found out there was one thing I must do if I was to stay on the bicycle—keep moving forward. If I ceased to go forward, I would fall and hurt myself. So it is in the Christian life. We can never live this life on the highest plane unless we are continually growing and moving forward. You should be closer to God today in heart, soul, and body, than at any other time so far in your life.

Daily Prayer

Lord, I have progressed far too slowly in my pilgrim walk with You. Might I be drawn closer to the light of Your love and grace.

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Sharing by Billy Graham


HEBREWS 13:15 NKJV – Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

Joy in Sharing

Jesus knew that one of the real tests of our yieldedness to God is our willingness to share with others. If we have no mercy toward others, that is one proof that we have never experienced God’s mercy. Emerson must have been reading the gauge of human mercy when he said, “What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” Satan does not care how much you theorize about Christianity, or how much you profess to know Christ. What he opposes vigorously is the way you live Christ.

Some time ago a lady wrote and said, “I am 65 years old. My children are all married, my husband is dead, and I am one of the loneliest people in all the world.” It was suggested to her that she find a way of sharing her religious faith and her material goods with those around her. She wrote a few weeks later and said, “I am the happiest woman in town. I have found a new joy and happiness in sharing with others.” That’s exactly what Jesus promised!

Daily Prayer

There is no greater joy, Father, than sharing Your love. Help me to convey this in all my dealings with others.

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Keep Moving Forward …with Billy Graham


ACTS 17:28 NKJV – for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

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Keep Moving Forward

When I was seven years old, my father bought me my first bicycle. I had never ridden one. Patiently, my family and friends tried to teach me the art of cycling. I soon found out there was one thing I must do if I was to stay on the bicycle—keep moving forward. If I ceased to go forward, I would fall and hurt myself. So it is in the Christian life. We can never live this life on the highest plane unless we are continually growing and moving forward. You should be closer to God today in heart, soul, and body, than at any other time so far in your life.

Daily Prayer

Lord, I have progressed far too slowly in my pilgrim walk with You. Might I be drawn closer to the light of Your love and grace.

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Live Creatively for Christ by Billy Graham


ROMANS 12:10 ESV – Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Live Creatively for Christ

Living creatively for Christ in the home is the acid test for any Christian man or woman. It is far easier to live an excellent life among your friends, when you are putting your best foot forward and are conscious of public opinion, than it is to live for Christ in your home. Your own family circle knows whether Christ lives in you and through you. If you are a true Christian, you will not give way at home to bad temper, impatience, fault-finding, sarcasm, unkindness, suspicion, selfishness, or laziness. Instead, you will reveal through your daily life the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, and all the other Christian virtues which round out a Christ-like personality.

Daily Prayer

My family, Lord, knows the real me—they deserve so much more. May I live so close to You that Your love will flow through me to them.

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Billy Graham on Galations 2:20…


GALATIONS 2:20 NIV – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Life Changing Power

One day, by a simple act of faith, I decided to take Jesus Christ at His word. I could not come by way of the intellect alone; no one can. That does not mean that we reject reason. God has given us minds and the ability to reason wherever reason is appropriate, but the final and decisive step is taken by faith. I came by faith. Does it work when a person comes, repenting of his sins, to receive Christ by faith? I can only tell you that it worked in my own life. Something did happen to me. I didn’t become perfect, but the direction of my life was changed. I found a new dimension to life. I found a new capacity to love that I had never known before.

Daily Prayer

The day I received You, Lord, it was a childlike act of faith. My whole life was changed!

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A21 Prayer Guide – Day Five


PRAY FOR GLOBAL AWARENESS

The reality of traffiking is unveiled

Mark 4:22, Luke 12:2, Ephesians 5:13

MRK 4:22 NET – For nothing is hidden except to be revealed, and nothing concealed except to be brought to light.

LUK 12:2 NET – Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known.

EPH 5:13 NET – But all things being exposed by the light are made evident.

For strategies to raise awareness

Psalm 25:4, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 55:9

PSA 25:4 NET – Make me understand your ways, O Lord ! Teach me your paths!

PRO 3:5-6 NET – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.   Acknowledge him in all your ways,  and he will make your paths straight.

ISA 55:9 NET – for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.

For people to be stirred to action

Isaiah 58:6-7, James 1:22, James 2:16-17

ISA 58:6-7 NET – No, this is the kind of fast I want. I want you to remove the sinful chains, to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke, to set free the oppressed, and to break every burdensome yoke. I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood!

JAS 1:22 NET – But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves.

JAS 2:16-17 NET – and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it?  So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself.