Skip to main content

Unplugged cord


I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15 : 5

 
Good morning, friends! Below is a simple incident that happened recently.

It was a busy morning.  I got up late, had only a few minutes until I needed to board the bus to the office. I had no other choice, but to select a pair of pants which were not ironed. I very quickly plugged the iron into the power outlet and ironed it. But after a while I noticed that the iron didn’t emit the heat it usually does when I set it to cotton. I tried pressing harder, but it didn’t help. I scolded myself for getting up late and using a useless iron. With the minutes flying like anything, and just when I was about to give up, I saw that the plug was unplugged from the outlet. It had come out of the outlet when I pulled it.

John 15 : 5 talks about the same idea. He is the vine and we are the branches. If we remain in Him and He in us, we will bear much fruit; apart from Him we can do nothing. No matter how hard I pressed the iron on the pants, adjusted the settings, the pants remained the same. When the cable is unplugged from the power socket, it could not do anything and was useless to me.

We, too, are useless if we are not connected to God. We can do nothing. We need the power of Him, to do even the simplest things. When I prepared for my Engineering exams, I always read His Word and prayed more than I usually did, because I knew that God would honor my faith in Him, and enable me to study more in less time. Jesus told us to stand against Satan. If you and I stand against Satan without Jesus, Satan can easily do anything to us. We cannot stand at all. We will be prone to anything (sickness, sin, temptation, worries, frustration, etc…) if we stay disconnected from God. I know that I cannot endure even a small thing that disturbs me when I am lost. But if I stay close to Him, I get enough strength to overcome the failures.

Friends, remain connected with God. Without Him we can do nothing. With Him, we can do anything! God alone is our strength and power!

On Sunday at our Church we sang this.
“And I, I’m desperate for you
And I, I’m lost without you.”

How true that is! We are lost without Him! Let us remain connected with Him so we can overcome the enemy and fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My pregnancy journey

I got married in Aug 2013, but never got to see positive Urine pregnancy test. NEVER! I won't say I was greatly disappointed as I was also waiting for few things between me and husband to settle down slowly and it took a while. Once things became alright everyone started expecting and wherever we went we got plenty of advice and tips. We were hesitant to take Sunday's classes due to the initial issues between us, but somehow for the past two years we have been teaching little children every Sunday. 
In the meantime, we tried multiple doctors (no big treatments) and were bored with the same repetitive scans and tests, which reported no issues as such. The last scans taken in 2017 reported I had little harmless cysts and they would take time to resolve and the doctor would stop even the few tablets I had to take on 5 days at the start of my cycle. I would have to be honest here. My cycle - can vary from 26 days to 60 days too. You can hardly guess what my fertile days are, includ…

When love touches you!

Warm greetings!! I have been quite busy with my little one. Yes, I have been blessed with a baby girl after a wait of more than 3.5 years and she is 3 months old today, by the pure grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please keep her (Janice) in your prayers.
“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.“ 1 Peter 1: 22
As I read this verse, this morning, I was carried away in my own thoughts as to how I can love from the depth of my heart. Is it even possible? Peter once behaved as an unfaithful one to Jesus to whom he was so close for about 3.5 years, when he denied Jesus to the core. He even cursed him as he was scared for his own life, and now it is quite funny to hear about deep love from such a person, by the way. J
After my baby girl was born, to be honest, I could not say if I really loved her. Because my mind was completely occupied by recovery, long days and nights, sleep deprivat…

Be Beautiful!!!

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13 : 16
This is a great story that I have read on the internet. 

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her son was missing. She took him to the concert to show her appreciation toward his progress on the piano lessons. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy’s ear, “Don’t quit, keep playing.” Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added a running descant. Together, the old master and the young novice tra…