Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday's Thought

"Billy Graham in New York, 1957"
(C) Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Used by Written Permission

Be Prepared to Meet God
by Billy Graham

Amos the prophet saw the Day of Judgment fast approaching for Israel. He warned the people to prepare to meet God. The word preparedness should be a key word for everyone.

It is strange that we prepare for everything except meeting God. We prepare for marriage. We prepare for a career. We prepare for education.

But we do not prepare to meet God. Even though most Americans see the storm clouds gathering on the horizon, by and large we are making few preparations to meet God. This is a time for repentance and faith. It is a time for soul-searching, to see if our anchor holds.

Have you been to the cross where Christ shed His blood for your sins? Have you had the past forgiven? Have you come by faith, confessing that you are a sinner and receiving Christ as your Savior? I tell you that this cross is the only place of refuge in the midst of the storm of judgment that is fast approaching. Make sure of your relationship with God.

(From Billy Graham's article, "Prepare for Persecution")

Dear God, I want a relationship with You for all of eternity, and I acknowledge that it is possible only through the perfect life, death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus. I confess and repent of my sins. I ask for Your forgiveness, and I declare that I want to follow You as my Savior and Lord. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Used by written permission of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association