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billy graham listens during a dedication ceremony for the billyEvangelist Billy Graham answered a troubled person inquiring about following Christ, and encouraged thousands of others who read his response Friday.

The person, identified only as "T.M.," asked Graham what it means to follow Jesus on KansasCity.com.

"My life is so busy that I can't imagine taking a couple of hours every day to pray, like I guess saintly people are supposed to do," T.M. added.

Rev. Graham explained that not everyone is given a ministry of prayer.

"Some men and women may be called by God to do exactly what you say; over the years, I've been humbled to meet some of them," he wrote. "When I get to heaven, I'm sure I'll discover just how important they were in God's work."

The 96-year-old then explained what it means to be a follower of Christ.

"First, it means to be committed to him as our saviour and Lord," he began.

"This means we want him to be the master of our lives instead of trying to run them ourselves. Have you turned over the control of your life to him?

"Following Christ also means we seek to obey him every day. He knows what is best for us and has told us how he wants us to live in his word, the Bible.

"Is it part of your life every day and are you allowing its truth to shape your mind and heart?

"Finally, following Christ means seeing others through his eyes," Graham continued. "Christ loved the world so much that he was willing to give his life for our salvation.

"Is his Holy Spirit filling us with his love, and are we seeking to touch others for Christ?

"The Bible says, 'Follow God's example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us' (Ephesians 5:1-2)."

Date

22 January 2015

Categories

Jesus Saves Lives

About Sunbridge

Based in the heart of Bradford, we are an independent evangelical church made up of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who share a simple faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Our aim is to worship God and to reach out to others with His amazing love in Jesus. Sunbridge Road Mission: Gaynor Street, Bradford, BD1 2LF. Tel: 01274 735344

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