|Memorise: “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (Jn 15:5)Read: 1 Peter 5:6-7|
|The day Adam and Eve decided to live without God, they died. All the blessings embedded in the spiritual life were gone due to one wrong decision! Things were never the same both for them and the entire world. Independence from God can be the greatest undoing anyone can ever experience.In what ways are you running your life without Him? What decisions are you taking without involving Him? You are taking the path that destroyed our first parents! Repent and humbly submit to the Majesty on High. Even when the devil says you can live without God, in reality, he does not leave you alone. He knows as long as you leave God out of the equation of your life, you become highly susceptible to his suggestions, manipulations and control.Anytime God is not controlling or leading you, you may be under Satan’s control. Involve God in every area of your life today so that the abundant life Jesus promised in John 10:10 can be yours.
You will notice that there is no full -stop but a colon joining the two verses in today’s reading. This means both verses are together and should not be separated. The thought expressed here is that before you can cast all your cares on Him and have Him take them over, you must first humble yourself under Him.
A proud or arrogant person will not be able to do this. If God is not taking over your cares, it could be because there are still elements of pride in your life. John 15:5 says you cannot do anything without Him. The most important thing you do is breathing. The moment you stop, you die. Without God you cannot even breathe.
A corpse in the morgue can no longer respond to any form of stimuli, hence you should shun any form of pride. To what extent do you subordinate your will under God’s? For you to achieve what God has reserved for you this year, you must move up in your level of dependence on the Lord.
Don’t do anything without involving Him. Take time to seek His face. It is worth waiting on Him for as long as it takes to receive your needed instruction or answer, for that is what will give you the desired outcome. And that is wisdom. Decisions taken without God’s input can be very costly because they may fail to hit the bull’s eye.
|If you depend completely on the Lord, any decision He leads you to take will not be regretted!
By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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