For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Friday, May 13, 2011

Giving All Of Yourself To All Of God In The Face Of Rejection

Patricia Cornwell writes of Billy Graham's broken engagement and broken heart:
During his first year at Florida Bible Institute he fell in love with an attractive, dark-haired young woman. In 1938, he asked her to marry him. She accepted, only to reject him the following year because she was in love with someone else. It was a sharp blow, and Billy begged God to change what had happened, to somehow reverse the inclinations of her heart or of his.

But prayer, he discovered, was not a wish-book filled with slick promises of happiness and plenty; he learned that God often did not give him what he wanted because He'd rather give him what he should have.

In his greatest hour of dejection, he gave what was left of himself to all that he conceived of God.

Patricia Daniels Cornwell, A Time For Remembering: The Ruth Bell Graham Story (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1983), 58.

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