Remembering Billy Graham: Evangelist with the Lord at age 99
Where would you go if you died today?
By Billy Graham
It is an obvious rule of life that any action which achieves nothing is futile and meaningless. A goodness which achieves no end would be a meaningless goodness. As has been very truly said: "Unless a thing is good for something, it is good for nothing." Unless the Christian life has an aim and a goal which it is a joy to obtain, it becomes largely without meaning. He who believes in the Christian way and the Christian promise cannot believe that goodness can have no result beyond itself. - William Barclay
Don't waste your life
By Eric William King
So many of us take for granted all the material gifts we have been given or we have at our fingertips. We have been so blessed here in America. We have a roof over our head, food in our stomach, hopefully a job or two. We have car - a computer and most people a cell phone.
These are some of the many things that even the "poor" people have in America. If you were to move to a "third world country" you would learn vary fast that these blessings are no longer available. Some of us have lost one or two of our material toys and we find ourselves throwing a fit. The car breaks down, we loose satellite connections and we begin to get angry or cry.
As Christians we need to stay close to the Lord and thank Him for all that we have been given and not take any of it for granted. Most importantly we should be using all that we have been given to glorify God. If you are a Christian ask yourself; "When is the last time I said the name Jesus out loud? When is the last time I shared my faith with another?"
I see so many friends around me who are wasting their lives in the world of sin. The way that they take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. It is sad. What saddens me the most is a wasted life. I used to live that way so I can speak with experience. Before I lived out my faith I was caught up in the things of this world. The latest fad, the latest tech-toy, the latest this or that. It can wear a person out. When I began to talk to God everyday through prayer things began to change dramatically. I asked for direction when even making small decisions. Things changed and changed fast.
So what can you do to change things for the better in your life? Find God. Talk to Him in prayer. He will become your closest and most important friend. He is more than a friend, He is your Creator and true Father. Life is good when you clean up what comes out of your mouth as well as what goes into it.....no drugs. Take care of yourself. Your Heavenly Father wants you to find true happiness and peace. Try talking to Him today and see for yourself.