Q: DEAR BILLY GRAHAM, I’m facing some hard decisions, so recently I went to a woman who claimed she could tell the future and give me some guidance by reading my palm. But what she said was kind of vague and not very helpful. Did I waste my money? — D.N.
A: Yes, you did, and I hope you won’t seek out anything like this again. Most of those who claim they can foretell someone’s future are only taking advantage of them, and their advice (as you’ve discovered) is vague and unhelpful — and sometimes worse.
But I have two other reasons for urging you not to do this again. First, although such things are often fraudulent, you also could find yourself coming into contact with occult powers and demonic spiritual forces that are dangerous and opposed to God. This is why the Bible commands us not to have anything to do with occult practices of any kind. When some of the sorcerers and fortunetellers in Ephesus turned to Christ, the Bible says they immediately renounced their former practices and burned their magic scrolls (Acts 19:19).
But the second reason I urge you to turn away from anything like this is because God loves you, and Jesus Christ wants to help you with the decisions you need to make. The most important decision you will ever make is to commit your life to Jesus Christ and begin following him. I pray you will do this today.
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Then seek God’s will for your life — not just for the decisions you need to make, but in everything. God knows all about you, and he wants to guide you and change your life. Why seek help from anyone else? The Bible says, “In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
Write “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; or go to BillyGraham.org.
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