Water for the Thirsty
Weekly Devotional

Water for the Thirsty

I Will Do Something

Weekly Devotional

‘As the deer pants for streams of water so my soul pants for you, O God’. (Psalm 42:1)
‘…Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink”…’ (John 7:37)

23rd January 2011

It’s been said that Billy Graham has preached in person to more people around the world than any other preacher in history, having preached Christianity to live audiences of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings.

Here are just some of his words of wisdom:

  • A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone
  • A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip
  • Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ
  • Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has
  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened
  • Give me five minutes with a person's chequebook, and I will tell you where their heart is
  • God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with
  • God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."
  • I just want to lobby for God
  • It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray
  • My home is in Heaven. I'm just travelling through this world
  • Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love
  • Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?
  • The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless
  • The men who followed Jesus were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same
  • There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men
  • We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing
  • When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost
  • God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better
  • The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us
  • The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, ‘What a lovely sermon!’ but ‘I will do something!’

Have a good week doing something with Billy Graham’s words.

Pastor Barry

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