WE NEED JESUS, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 8/8/19 (Across my desk this morning.)
“…apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)
The best decision of your life was to live your life with God at the center. That was the essential first step to living at your full potential. Now the key to experiencing an extraordinary life every day is to grow in your relationship with God. In this Scripture, Jesus talks about how life with God is like a vine and its branches. When a branch is connected to the vine, it receives nourishment and life. It’s able to produce fruit. In the same way, we have to stay connected to God so we can receive His strength and be empowered to accomplish all that He has for us. Jesus put it this way, “Without Me you can do nothing.”
So how do we stay connected? First, by acknowledging Him. By talking to Him. By reading and following His Word. See, when you acknowledge God, that’s a sign of humility. You’re saying, “God, I know You created the whole universe. You flung the stars into space. You tell every raindrop where to fall. I’m not here by accident. You breathed Your life into me. You made me in Your image. You crowned me with Your favor. God, I can’t do this without You. I can’t make it on my own. I need You in my life.” When you show that kind of dependency on God, there is nothing He won’t do for you. God will move heaven and earth to get you to where you’re supposed to be.”
A Prayer for Today
“Father, today I choose to abide in You. I don’t want to live life on my own, so I choose to trust in You. Show me Your ways. Teach me Your love. Keep me close to You always in Jesus name. Amen.”
So really, when we consider, 1 Cor. 3:11-15:
So as we come into some sheep humility and obedience to the Holy Spirit where HE is allowed to take over and works through us a lot of our priorities will change. And as we get the long view and fully trust HIM with the remainder of our lives we will pick up HIS concerns and not even notice that we are changing. In other words we begin to be totally in unity with GOD and HIS loving concern for the souls of HIS Creation. So that what is best for others becomes also important and best for us. So as we abide in HIM we will begin to produce fruit that is everlasting. For without HIM our past will be burned up as time wasted or perhaps not even make it.
THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.
Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org ( Past “WORTH CONSIDERING ” blogs may be found on our home page as a link to “Worth Considering.”