10 Things Jesus Never Said
1. You’re too far gone to be saved
2. I’m so disappointed in you
3. This wouldn’t be happening if you were a better Christian
4. It’s okay not to love certain people
5. Everyone should believe and act like you do
6. It’s all up to you
7. You don’t have to forgive someone who really hurts you
8. You missed my will for your life
9. I’ve given up on you
10. This is a cross you must bear
“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who abides in Me while I abide in him produces much fruit…” (John 15:5)
Did you know that God wants you to live in Him? He wants to be your source of life. He wants you to abide in Him and rely on Him for everything. He wants to be your source for strength, provision, hope and joy. Like the air you breathe, He wants you to rely on Him for your very existence.
Abiding in God begins by meditating on Him, His Word and His goodness. You stop and think about Him when you go to sleep at night. You think about Him when you first wake up. You think about His promises all throughout the day and continually fellowship with Him in prayer. You make Him your number one priority and stay connected with other believers at church. Notice what this verse says will happen when you abide in Him - you will produce much fruit! When you are connected to God, everything you set your hand to will be fruitful and blessed. Just like a branch thrives when it is connected to the vine, you’re going to thrive and be prosperous when you are connected to Almighty God.
Depend on Him today and make Him your number one priority. Abide in Him and let Him pour out His abundant favor and blessing on you all the days of your life.
In these days, people are extremely busy. With their work, school, friends, families or anything that we often rush around for everything. And sometimes our relationship with God suffers from these worldly commitments. In the 24 hours we live in a day, how much time do you spend for God? How do you use the time He gave you?
In a day, it is never impossible to have even a little time for God. Every time you wake up, a single minute is enough to thank Him for a new day. Several minutes won’t be wasted in reading the Bible, praying and worship. The time you spend with God is a time never wasted. In fact, it will strengthen your relationship with Him, take off your problems and burdens, and gives you strength and courage.
The world maybe too busy for us but God never is. He is waiting and expecting for you to talk to Him. You can call on Him anytime you want and whenever you need Him. “The Lord is near to all who call on him.” -Psalm 145:18 he’s never too busy to talk to you. He’s always near. He never says, “Some other time.”
He is always and forever will be there
So many people today are missing out on God’s abundant life of joy, peace, and victory because they keep giving in to fear. They are afraid to make a decision, they are afraid to confront issues, they’re afraid to step out in faith, they’re afraid of the past, and they’re afraid of the future. But as believers, we don’t have to live that way.
Fear is not from God. God has given you power, and His power is greater than the power of any of your fears. You have to make a decision to deal aggressively with fear. You can’t be passive and expect to live in victory. The only way to conquer fear is to confront it head on. As long as you’re running from your fears, just ignoring them, or sweeping them under the rug, you’re not going to get any better. Refusing to deal with fear doesn’t make it go away. Instead, decide to be finished with fear. Be strong-willed and determined knowing that the enemy is defeated.
Today, declare God’s Word that says you can be bold and strong! Be finished with fear so you can move confidently into the destiny He has in store for you!