Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Completely dependent

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. – John 15:4
I daily live in this reality of dependence on God as He places me in new ministry situations. My faith is tested. Do I lean on my own abilities to make it happen or do I rely on God? Do I let fear of the unknown quench the Spirit or do I trust God? As I lean on Christ and remain in Him, He involves me in amazing “God moments”. He uses me in ministry where I feel totally unprepared and over my head. God shows up and does what only He can do. He heals the sick, delivers the oppressed, comforts the broken, and saves the lost. This happens when I remain in Him. I must remain in Him or my usefulness for the kingdom of God will diminish or all-together vanish.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

1 comment:

SoldierforGod said...

This is where I am. God whether I realize it or not I am completely dependant upon you and when I perform without you it is always a failed act. Help me, help us all, to fully depend on you and give us the discipline to pray constantly and never stop seeking you in all things.