Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. He is the author of the acclaimed Unseen, and his PowerPoint Ministries broadcasts are available in 92 countries and are heard daily in more than 740 cities. Follow him @jackngraham.
But the true meaning of Memorial Day tends to get lost — the willingness of men and women to answer our nation’s call, knowing the risks they face, willing to give their lives to protect and defend the country they love.
As we celebrate Easter this Sunday, about 60% of Americans will likely attend a service. Unfortunately, research indicates that only a fraction actually understand this momentous day’s true meaning.
We must first recognize that when we complain about not having 15 minutes in a day to sit down in a quiet spot, crack open our Bible and read the blessed Word, we are telling ourselves a bald-faced lie. It’s time to shut off our phones and open our Bibles.
In Jesus, we have the mind of God thinking, the heart of God beating, the hands of God reaching and the feet of God walking. He is the one who was promised from long ago.
We often forget that ingratitude is a sin against God. It reveals pride, arrogance and self-centeredness. Gratitude opposes destructive attitudes such as fear, bitterness, unforgiveness and despair that drag us down and can even cause damage to us physically.
Your children are watching you. So be a model of virtue and purity. Be the kind of person your child can trust and respect as a role model. Teach them wisdom.
In the aftermath of that terrible day, we wrestled with the age-old question: Why does God allow so much evil in the world? Twenty years later, we continue to ask: Where was God on Sept. 11, 2001?
When God sends this spiritual revolution, he won’t need armies of people. It’s true. It only takes one person answering God’s call to start a national revival! Will you be that person? He may be knocking at the heart of your door even now. Say yes to his call!
We have all experienced loss, in one way or another, in the past year: loss of loved ones, loss of health, loss of jobs, loss of housing, loss of fellowship, loss of motivation. As hard as it is to keep moving forward, we must — we must choose action over apathy.
To all those who are fathers or are serving as fathers to the fatherless, it is my prayer that you would not only know the blessing of God upon your own lives but that you would give that blessing away. Through your blessing, your children will change the world.