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Remain In Him

TODAY’S VERSE
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”
John 15:5 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Christianity is a way of life. It is so much more than church on Sunday and a few “quiet times.” God cares about our every moment. Our emotions, our thoughts, our actions. There is not a second in the day that God is not aware of us. He desires that we think that way about Him. He wants us to have a relationship with Him that is 24/7. In his book, “Walking With God,” John Eldredge writes about key central issues in Christianity. He believes that the heart is central to the Christian life and that we are invited into a conversational intimacy with God. This is what Jesus was talking about. We remain in Him with our heart not our head. He remains in us as we are involved with Him in conversational intimacy. It is a deep relationship, one that demands that we attune ourself to Him. He is there. And as we remain in Him and He remains is us, we will produce the spiritual fruit that we were born to produce. Why? He made us that way. Jesus said it right. He said, “Apart from me, you can do nothing.” 

TODAY’S PRAYER
Jesus, I realize that apart from You I can do nothing. Forgive me for cutting myself off from the deep intimacy that You desire. Revive my heart, I pray. Bring life back to my soul and help me remain in You. In Your matchless name I pray.
AMEN

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Give Him Your Future

TODAY’S VERSE
“But I am trusting you, O LORD, saying, ‘You are my God!’ My future is in your hands.” Psalms 31:14-15

TODAY’S THOUGHT
How much of our present is influenced by the fear of our future? What will people think of us? What will people say? Have you ever stopped to realize how many times a day you say, “What if?” Now it is not bad to stop and consider consequences. Jesus Himself said if we were going to war, we would need to first consider the size of the enemy’s army to see if we could win. Strategy is good, but not to the point that it takes the place of trusting God in everything we do. David told God, “I am trusting You, O Lord.” He then followed it with a strong affirmation of God’s love and power. He wrote, “My future is in your hands.” How about you? Where is your trust today? Do you say you trust God, but spend time worrying about your future as if God did not exist? If so, surrender to God today. Make Him the Lord of your today and tomorrow. Like David, put your future in God’s hands. It’s the best place to put it.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I thank you that I can come to you with my future. Please guide me, comfort me and direct my every step. I renounce fear and pray that Your Holy Spirit will help me live this day with faith, hope and love.
AMEN.

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Love Sincerely

TODAY’S VERSE
“Love must be sincere.”
Romans 12:9 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
The Pharisees had their own system of religion. They strived to be God’s servant but were a hundred miles off. We say to ourselves, “We would never do that!” After all Christianity is about love, not rules and regulations and yet we can be just as self absorbed about how we should love than the Pharisees ever were. We need to love God in certain ways. We create rules about the different kinds of people we should and shouldn’t love and fall into a “religious” lifestyle. Should of, could of, must; pretty soon we end up with a system instead of a lifestyle. Paul was telling the Romans that their love must be sincere. Dr. Benner in his book, “Desiring God’s Will” writes, “To really receive love – to become love we must be prepared to surrender the keys of the kingdom of self. Intuitively we believe the lie that the route to personal freedom and fulfillment is through self-assertion and self-determination – through grasping and control. The way that has its roots in the nature of the Father God whose name is Love is totally different. We become love only by surrender and self-sacrifice.” Sincere love is not about rules and regulations, it is about living for God everyday and following Him as He leads us.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank you for Your Holy Spirit. I trust that You will lead me everyday in the way of love. Guide me in the freedom of trusting You and living out sincere love with complete surrender.
AMEN

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Friend Of God

TODAY’S VERSE
“I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
John 15:15 (NIV)

“Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness’ —and he was called a friend of God.”
James 2:23 (ESV)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
There are many things to aspire to in life. The world holds up honors, riches and fame as worthwhile goals. There are many things that we can do, and many roles that we can become, but there is something very special and unique about being a “friend” of God. This is the only relationship that can fully fill the empty spot in our heart. In his book “Surrender To Love”, Dr. David G. Benner explains our need for unique friendship. He writes, “The deepest ache of the soul is the spiritual longing for connection and belonging. – We seek bridges from our isolation through people, possessions and accomplishments. But none of these are ever quite capable of satisfying the restlessness of the human heart. To be human is to have been designed for intimate relationship with the Divine.” God has made it clear, both in the Old Testament and New Testament, that we can have friendship with Him. It was faith that built the relationship between Abraham and God. It is the life, death and resurrection of Christ that has paved the way for you and I to be friends with our Heavenly Father. Today, listen to the words of Christ and let them sink deep into your heart – “I have called you friend.”

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I desire to know You more. I long for Your intimacy. I yearn to know Your love deep in my heart. Thank You for loving me, thank You for calling me Your friend.
AMEN

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