Who Gets the Glory?

Kara Powell | Jul 27, 2010

Im not finished yet with Billy Grahams autobiography, Just As I Am, but my favorite quote thus far relates to who gets the glory for Billys ministry. Billy indeed became a celebrity, meeting with kings and queens, playing golf with U.S. Presidents, hob-knobbing with the wealthy and powerful.

After an amazing crusade in Australia, Billy tells the crowd, For what has happened in Australia, I want to give the glory and praise to GodI hope you will soon forget about us except to pray for us. When you take pictures and applaud, I know it is from your heart, but youre applauding the wrong person, youre taking pictures of the wrong person; Im here to represent Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords: to Him be the glory and the praise and the honor.

Its all about Jesus.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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