“For me, to dwell is Christ…” Philippians 1:21
In the event you listened intently—and for those who ever heard Billy Graham communicate—you acknowledged the acquainted and barely southern accent that rang out over the auditorium:
“You possibly can have all this world, Simply give me Jesus…”
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, has lead an unbelievable ministry of worldwide evangelism and discipleship. Her love for and devotion to Jesus Christ has been evident to the multitudes who’ve identified her by way of the years, heard her communicate, discovered from her Bible research.
Whereas Anne was quoting a well-recognized tune,* extra importantly she was affirming her private perception in her Savior. After I heard these phrases, nonetheless, I used to be struck to the core. May I actually say, “Simply give me Jesus”? What about my Christian group? Household? Books? Acquainted worship? My tradition? Profession?
Whereas most studying this devotional won’t ever must expertise life with “simply Jesus,” hundreds all through historical past have skilled “just-give-me-Jesus” lives. Many at the moment are in comparable circumstances. Some sit in solitary confinement due to political oppression. Others are bodily unable to maneuver from their beds. Some undergo lengthy darkish nights of the soul. Has Jesus been “simply sufficient” for them?
The Apostle Paul knew what it was wish to discard every little thing that had given him price on this planet’s eyes, to misconceive—and be misunderstood by—others, to have his ministry plans thwarted and altered. However whereas imprisoned in Rome with the tip of his life in sight, he stated with confidence, “For me, to dwell is Christ…and to die is achieve.” Have been Paul with us at the moment, he would say, “Simply give me Jesus.”
By Marilyn Ehle
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