As holy as a sinner saved by grace can be. – D.L. Moody

I while back I read a biography about D.L. Moody.

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D.L. Moody was an evangelist and minister in the 1800’s who did many great things in his life and God used him in ways that cannot be explained in human terms. (I am not going to spoil all the stuff he did, you have to read the book.)

One of the things that really inspired me as I read through the book was Moody’s devotion to God. The man had an un yielding faith in the Lord’s provision and a firm passion to reach the lost for the Kingdom of God. Part of this determination stemmed from Moody’s moral convictions in his faith.

In the early portions of the book following Moody’s conversion, Moody prays for God’s movement in his life. The movement was not just for God to use him but that he would be set apart for God.


We can see that in his prayer, “Lord make me as holy as a sinner saved by grace can be.”

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Even though I read this book a few months ago, this prayer still sticks with me.

It convicts me to be a better person.

It inspires me to be set apart for God’s work.

It shows me that there is more to life than just my desires.

It makes me question how many of us are disqualified from God’s work because we are not as focused on Him.

It makes me wonder how much could be done if we did set our lives apart for God.

I encourage you to read the story of D.L. Moody.

I pray that it inspires you to live a life of faith in God and a life of love for the lost as Moody had.

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