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If you have any surefire cure for bad habits I'd like to hear about it.
Billy Graham writes, "The worst kind of bad habit is the one we can't get rid of, no matter how hard we try. The worst kind of bad habit is also the one we don't even try to break ..."
I know that as a Christian I'm supposed to look forward to Heaven, but I can't honestly say that I do. Is it wrong for me to feel this way?
Billy Graham writes, "It's not wrong to enjoy the good things God gives us—as long as we don't love them more than we love Christ, and we realize they come from His hands."
I think it's hard to love someone who is as strict as God is. What am I missing?
Billy Graham writes, "What you are missing is an understanding of what God is really like, and what He has done for you. Once you understand what the Bible teaches us about God, it will be almost impossible for you not to love Him!"
I recently gave my life to Jesus. Should I try and go back and straighten out some of the things I did wrong?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, I would strongly encourage you to try to right any wrongs from your past. This isn't always possible, I know, but it's important that you make the attempt, and you will be honoring God by your efforts."
Can I be a Christian without going to church?
Billy Graham writes, "It's possible to be a Christian without going to church—but you will be missing out on an important part of what God wants to do in your life."
I gave my life to Jesus, and I know I ought to be more humble. But how can I achieve this?
Billy Graham writes, "The first step is to realize just how dangerous and sinful pride is. Not only does it cut us off from other people (because no one likes an arrogant, proud person) but it also cuts us off from God (because we think we don't need Him)."
How can you tell whether it's God speaking to you or the devil?
Billy Graham writes, "When we face a decision, we need to do it prayerfully, trusting God to lead us. We also need to do it in light of God's Word, the Bible."
I know I ought to read my Bible, but I always get confused. Is it really that important?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible is God's 'love letter' to us, telling us not only that He loves us, but showing us what He has done to demonstrate His love. It also tells us how we should live ..."
How can a person be a Christian and a sinner at the same time? When we come to Christ, doesn't He cleanse us of all our sins?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God does forgive us and cleanse us of all our sins when we trust Christ and commit our lives to Him. Some of the most reassuring words in all the Bible are these: "The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:7)."
I still have a lot of garbage left over from my old life. God must be very upset at me.
Billy Graham writes, "The most important thing I can say to you is that God still loves you, and He wants to help you get rid of all these things from the past."
How can we fear God and also love Him at the same time? Isn't that a contradiction?
Billy Graham writes, "To fear God is not to shrink back from Him in terror. To fear God is to have a deep reverence for Him, and to stand in awe at His holiness and majesty and power and love."
When should Christians stand up for their rights, and when should they just accept a bad situation?
Billy Graham writes, "It isn't always easy to know what to do when we find ourselves in conflict with other people, and we always need to pray for wisdom in such situations."
My co-worker claims to be a Christian, but when he gets upset he swears and cusses.
Billy Graham writes, "Only God knows this person's heart, and whether or not he has truly committed his life to Jesus Christ. ... At the same time, this man's actions are wrong, and they certainly contradict his claim to be a follower of Christ."
How can I be on guard when I don't know when or how the Devil's going to attack me? Or should I even worry about this?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, you should be concerned about this because Satan is real, and his primary goal is to block God's work in our lives. ... As a general principle, the devil always tries to find out where we are weak ..."
How do you know whether or not a person really believes in God?
Billy Graham writes, "When some people come to Christ the change in their lives is sudden and dramatic. Others, however, change only gradually."
How can someone who's very nice one minute explode in anger the next?
Billy Graham writes, "I'm not a psychologist, of course—but someone who angrily explodes every time he doesn't get his way needs to face what he's doing and take steps to overcome it."
What is a saint, in your opinion? A friend of mine says every Christian is a saint. How can that be?
Billy Graham writes, "I don't think it's wrong to speak of someone who is deeply devoted to God as a 'saint'—someone who has a Christlike character and is committed to helping others in an exceptional way."
A good friend of mine has never wanted anything to do with religion or Jesus, and every time we talk about it he throws up all sorts of questions I can't answer. Is it hopeless to try to witness to someone like this? I wish I knew how to get through to him.
No, it isn't hopeless to share your faith with anyone, even someone who asks questions you can't answer.
How can I be a better Christian? I get along pretty well most of the time, but then I'll get upset at something and lose my temper, or fall down in some other way, and then I realize I'm not a very good Christian after all.
You can't become a better Christian on your own, or in your own strength. You need God's help, and you need the resources He has provided to help you grow stronger.
A Lifetime Resolution: Remodel Your Life
Is it time for you to tear out the old and focus on a new goal?