Christian Living

Updated Billy Graham Book Speaks to Present Hardships

For many, this year has dealt a fair share of unexpected blows. And with all that’s happening, it can seem like the world is out of control with no hope in sight. Yet, the problem of pain and suffering is not a new one. And as Billy Graham once wrote, it’s a problem that can …

Billy Graham: Real Change in the New Year

“Christ comes to live within you and gives you a new power to live a life that you never dreamed you could live.” Do you want real, lasting change in 2021? Billy Graham once shared how Jesus changes lives in this one-minute message. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile …

Billy Graham’s Prayer for a New Year

This prayer from Billy Graham, written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008, is just as relevant more than a decade later. Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and …

LISTEN: Billy Graham and Franklin Graham on Gratitude

With the hardships of 2020, it can be challenging to have a grateful heart this holiday season. Check out this 1-minute clip for encouragement from Franklin Graham, along with a short message from Billy Graham on life’s blessings. “Yes, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, but God hasn’t left us.” —Franklin Graham Want to …

Benjamin Watson: The Bible Is God’s Playbook for the Family

During his 16 seasons in the National Football League, tight end Benjamin Watson competed against some of the most formidable opponents ever to step on the gridiron. But in mid-March, when he announced his retirement as a New England Patriot, the same team that drafted him in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, …

Cissie Graham Lynch: Trusting God With the Election Results

On the latest episode of her Fearless podcast, Cissie Graham Lynch explains how her mindset recently shifted in regard to the elections—and what she’s doing to prepare for the days ahead. “I finally realized no matter what, my message is the same,” Lynch said. “We need to be driven to our knees in full dependence on God.” No …

Billy Graham: Forget Our Differences

  “This is the hour for the church to be strong, for the church to speak forth. Because the church knows that Christ is the way, the truth and the light, and the only hope lies in turning to Jesus Christ.” God is in control of every aspect of our life. Be encouraged by Billy …

Can You Imagine a World Without Light?

“God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —1 John 1:5 Earlier this week, our clocks went back one hour for ‘daylight savings’. The transition to darker evenings and lighter mornings can be hard on our bodies. This shift in light can affect people’s sleep, energy and even mood. And though it’s more …

Nature? Serving Others? What Brings You Closest to God?

We all connect with God differently. After all, He made us unique—male and female in a variety of races and ethnicities, each gifted in a special way.  And we were all uniquely made to worship Him. Have you ever thought about ways you naturally relate to God? Maybe you looked out from a mountaintop and …

5 Ways to Start a New Season in Life

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” —Isaiah 43:19 Are you tired of the same old thing, day in and day out? Maybe you find yourself in a rut these days, struggling to find …

Sharing Your Faith 101

Maybe you’re afraid to share your faith because you don’t know what to say. Or maybe you’re sharing the Gospel but nothing is happening; people aren’t committing their lives to Christ. Are you doing something wrong? You can’t open someone’s heart to the truth of the Gospel—but God can, by His Spirit. The Apostle Paul …

‘Sitting Quietly with God’: A Reflection from Will Graham

Do you ever just sit still, with no distractions except your thoughts? It’s one way to truly know God and experience the peace He gives, says Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In sitting quietly with God, “You’ll find the stress of the world diminishing in the hopeful peace of the One who saves,” Graham wrote …