Sunday, August 2, 2015

We Are Helpless Apart from God......

We Are Helpless Apart from God

Jesus said, "Apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

All of our lives we're told to do this or do that, accomplish this or take care of that. We grow up driven and motivated to be active and involved in whatever we can.

This verse tells us that, "apart from Christ we can't do anything." How can that be? We sure have tried to work hard at school, family life, work or hobbies.

What is Jesus saying here? I believe He's telling us that human efforts can only get you so far. If you want to be involved in endeavors that really matter in the spiritual realm you must rely totally on God for His will and partnership.

That's the whole purpose of prayer, communicating with the Lord for Him to lead, direct and act. The Bible continually shows us that God desires to act and work through us. If we realize this totally we must humble ourselves and give God the glory, giving Him the credit for doing all good things.

So why do we as Christians keep forgetting it is God alone who should get the glory for whatever good that happens around us? The answer is pride, ego, selfishness and sin. Jesus forgive us. Seek God to work through you and then get ready.

When you call to the Lord, "God help me", realize you don't need God to help you do it, you need God to do it. We are totally helpless apart from what God does in our life. Jesus said, "only believe", that's our only part, trust Him to do it and He will. God is our very present help in time of need. God will hear you when you cry, "God Help Me"

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