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.