“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.
Being connected to Jesus every moment, is the most important part of a Christian life. He is waiting to connect with you.
John 15 explains the analogy of how a vine’s branches that are connected to trunk gets energy and bears fruit, in the same way we need to be connected to Jesus to bear fruit.
What kind of fruit do we bear when we abide in Him?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Let’s abide in Him and bear much fruit.
So He said to them, "When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
When Jesus was teaching his disciples how to pray, He addresses God as our heavenly Father. He is our Father God, the eternal Dad. And He is a good good Father.
When we say Abba Father, we connect to God in a deeper and intimate way. He is the one who created you, He loves you and wants to call you His child.
Our Father God is perfect in every way. He loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Take time everyday to call and connect to your eternal Father.
Happy Father’s day!
Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.
As we go through these tough times of suffering, we need healing from God for all the physical sicknesses and spiritual brokenness’s.
In the book of Psalms, we see David and his people suffered both in body and mind. He then cried to the Lord for help and the Lord God healed him and his people.
Today we need to cry to God for help and He will surely heal us. God’s promises are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ (2 Corinthians 1:20). God is our only hope. God is our healer.
2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Let’s humble our selves and cry to God. And He will surely heal us, physically and spiritually. Amen!
Then Joshua told the people, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.”
When a new season is getting ready to happen, we need to prepare for it. Joshua asks the Israelites to prepare themselves. He says in Joshua 3:5, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.”
After living in wilderness for 40 years, it was time for the next season. Are we ready for that next season? Are we preparing for it?
Purifying is separating one self from things that displeases God. Anything that contaminates the relationship between you and God needs to be removed.
More importantly spending time in prayer, praise and His word. Draw closer to God and set yourself for His amazing things to come to pass in your life.
Set yourself apart to seek God and get ready for God to amaze you.
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
When the storm came, disciples got nervous and fearful. They saw that Jesus was sleeping peacefully and wondered if He cared. Sometimes, we wonder if Jesus really cares when we go through storms.
After Jesus quieted the storms, He asked the disciples “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”(Mark 4:40). What if Jesus asked the same question to us, how would we answer?
In Mark 4:41 we see disciples were completely fascinated by how Jesus calmed the storms. If you are going through storms, believe in Jesus that He will calm it. Replace fear with faith.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrew 11:1). Where as, fear is false evidence appearing real.
Activate your faith today and believe that Jesus will calm the storms in your life.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
God created each one of us uniquely; each one of us is God’s masterpiece. He made you the way you are for a purpose. He has given each one of us unique gifts to be used for Him, to serve Him and glorify His name.
God already planned what good works we will do. When we obey His word and serve Him with our unique gifts, we are fulfilling His purpose.
Because each one of us has unique gifts, we have unique contribution to make to the body of Christ. Each gift is important and it fits the puzzle perfectly.
Since we are God’s masterpiece, we don’t compare ourselves with others. Cherish the God given gifts and glorify His holy name. There is no greater joy in fulfilling His purpose for each one of us.
Remember, You are God’s masterpiece and created anew in Christ.
Happy Mother’s day to all the Moms!
“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Secret place is a place where there is honesty and transparency with God. This is the place where we open our hearts fully to God and share our deepest concerns.
God knows even before we tell Him (Psalms 139:4). He is just looking for us to come to Him personally and show that we trust in Him deeply.
Jesus not only prayed in public but He also prayed alone. And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. (Mark 1:35)
Each one of us should always make time to spend alone with God. He invites us daily to spend time with Him in the secret place. We can pray alone to God, anytime and anywhere.
God who sees us in secret rewards personal prayer.
Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.
We were created to give God praise, as long as we have breath we are to praise the Lord. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord (Psalms 150:6).
Throughout the Bible we see examples of the power of praise. King Jehoshaphat and his nation were preserved by the power of praise; the wall of Jericho fell by the power of praise; blind men praised Jesus and received sight; desperate women praised Jesus and received healing. Always, praise the Lord.
Whether you feel like it or not, praise the Lord. Even when you are uncertain of the future, praise the Lord. Make a choice to always praise the Lord. God’s power is revealed through our praises.
Our Lord is worthy to be praised.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
During this holy week, we meditated and reflected on His love and goodness in our lives, and His sacrifice of His only Son for our sins.
Jesus paid the price on the cross for you and me. It is fully evident that His grace and mercy are abundant for us. We are all saved by His amazing grace through faith.
Don’t ever think it is because of our own good works. It is freely given to us, and not a reward for our good works. It is the gift from God.
Rejoice with grateful hearts for this gift of salvation.
Happy Easter !!
Psalms 91: 9-11
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
Refuge means safe place. No matter what the situation, God is our safe place. He can only protect us from unseen and unknown things of this world.
His word promises us that when we take refuge in the Lord, neither evil nor plague will come near our homes. He will always protect us and He orders His angels to guard us in all our ways.
Hold on to God firmly and submit your worries to Him. God will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). He is our true anchor and He never lets us down.
Let’s take refuge in our Holy God and find peace during these unknown times.