Skip to comments.10 Guidelines to Spiritual Living- Dr. Billy Graham’s “Peace With God”[PROTEST./EVANG. CAUCUS]
Posted on 04/25/2017 12:57:33 PM PDT by givemWatts
The Bible teaches that the Christian life is one of constant growth. When you were born again, you were born into Gods family. It is Gods purpose that you will grow into fill stature and become mature in Christ. It would be against the law of God and nature if you were to remain a baby and thus become a spiritual dwarf. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Bible says that we are to grow. It implies steady development, constant enlargement, increasing wisdom.
For one to grow properly certain rules must be observed for good spiritual health.
1.Read your Bible daily. Do not be content to skim through a chapter merely to satisfy your conscience. Hide the Word of God in your heart. It comforts, guides, corrects, encourages all we need is there.
2.Learn the secret of prayer. Prayer is communicating. Every prayer that you pray will be answered. Sometimes that answer may be Yes and sometimes No, and sometimes it is Wait, but nevertheless it will be answered.
3.Rely constantly on the Holy Spirit. We know that the Holy Spirit prays for us (Romans 8), and what a comfort that should be to the weakest of us. Stand aside and let Him take over all the choices and decisions of your life.
4.Attend church (or fellowship) regularly. The visible church is Christs organization upon earth. Christians need one another, we need to gather together to worship God and nothing can take the place of church attendance.
5.Be a witnessing Christian. We witness in two ways: by life and by word and the two, where possible, should go hand in hand.
6.Let love be the ruling principle of your life. Jesus said to those who followed Him, By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (John 13:25). The greatest demonstration of the fact that we are Christians is that we love one another.
7.Be an obedient Christian. Let Christ have first place in all the choices of your life.
8.Learn how to meet temptation. Temptation is not sin. It is yielding that is sin. Let Christ through the Holy Spirit do the fighting for you.
9.Be a wholesome Christian. Our lives and appearance should commend the Gospel and make it attractive to others.
10.Live above your circumstances. Dont let your circumstances get you down. Learn to live graciously within them, realizing the Lord Himself is with you.
A great tool for new believers in the Savior and a great refresher for 'seasoned veterans' in the Faith.
I sang in the choir when Dr. Graham came to Boston in the early 80’s. We had only one rehearsal (four hours long) with the great director Cliff Barrows and then we sang every night for a week, outdoors, rain or shine, outdoors in Nickerson Field at Boston University. It was terrific!
I wonder if BU would host such a thing these days.
And...Uh Oh...better not call it a “CRUSADE!” Yikes!
Thanks for the memories, GW.
Thank you for posting this.
You know, the Protestant/Evangelists don’t need caucuses. We shouldn’t be afraid of any kind of debate.
that’s incredible, left that other site! thank you for posting and sharing this!
PTL and you’re welcome, bramps
sure, of course, just learning the ropes on the proper form for all things forum thread related.
BFE (Bump for ever)
I pray this thread will continue to bless and encourage those who find themselves here.
Heb.4:16, Let us come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need".
Thanks for the ping!
thanks you too, I meant to ping it to myself, but messed up.
Bump to the top! :-)
t u <3!
Somehow I missed this thread.
It’s very good. Thank you for posting it.
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