John 15:5“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Abide is where you live.
This should read, “Apart from me, you can do nothing significant for my Kingdom.” Not because the bible is not good by itself, but this is what the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart about many, who are doing something, (not nothing) but nothing that impacts the world for Christ, and His Kingdom.
The Lord has challenged me, that there are people out there who don’t know how to get humble, know they need to do more (or something different) but are not sure what to do, really. First, you have to stop being afraid of not following the masses. This “fear” Of being deceived is not from God.
Try saying this out loud “I will not be deceived, lost or killed spiritually Father, for you are the way the truth and the light.” Jesus said he’s your bread, your Shepherd, He’s your Vine keeper. He’s the Gate, He’s the way and HE IS the light!
Stop worrying about being deceived all the time, by me, or anyone else. Worry is not from God, remember? Don’t know where to start? Start with Reading Matthew (the whole chapter.) Start with sitting down for 5 minutes and saying “FATHER IN Jesus’ name, Make me right with you, tell me what I need to do Father, if I need to do anything to be right with you.” I Have one shot on this earth Father “Help me get it right” (With YOU!!). I don’t care what I have to give up Father to be right with you. church, family, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers…….
Why Did I say Church? Because some are messed up. Some will mess you up and you should not go there. PRAY about where to go! I mean it! (The Lord is your Shepherd)
GIVE HIM ALL (with all you heart mind and strength) HERE Father “take it all” I trust you not to destroy me. I know you aren’t the destroyer of lives, satan is!” Stop fearing God in an unhealthy way. HE LOVES You more than anyone ever can, ever will, or ever ever would. Throw yourself into the consuming Fire of God with Abandon. There is nothing to be afraid of. What you should be afraid of, is not doing this. He who gives up his life for the sake of Jesus will find it! He who holds on to it, will suffer loss, and harm. Here’s the gospel Jesus gives you ALL and He will take ALL OF YOU and renew you, in the Spirit of your mind, in your soul and your heart. Yes, he will heal you all the way, yes he will finish the good work he started in you. STAY SURRENDERED TO HIM!
TO HIM TO HIM TO HIM TO HIM ……TO HIM I said! Don’t fall for the counterfeit of mindless activities, and mindlessly going in circles on a bunch of spiritual merry-go-rounds. HUMBLE YOURSELF! HOW? (read John 15, above). Admit “I can do nothing good without Jesus, He is the Vine I’m just a branch, apart from him, I can do nothing substantial. NOTHING……I admit it. Father remove this pride that says otherwise, I pray…………In Jesus’ name…………….
Amen Laura Grace