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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 14, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 6/14/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 06/14/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT by Vision

Without Him

Today's Scripture

“...apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Jesus put it this way, “Without Me, you can do nothing.” In this passage, He talks about a vine and branches. Just like a vine will die if it is cut apart from the vine, we also won’t survive without being vitally connected to Him.

How do we stay connected? First, by acknowledging Him. By talking to Him. By reading and following His Word. See, when you acknowledge God, that’s a sign of humility. You’re saying, “God, I know You created the whole universe. You flung the stars into space. You tell every raindrop where to fall. I’m not here by accident. You breathed Your life into me. You made me in Your image. You crowned me with Your favor. Now God, I can’t do this without You. I can’t make it on my own. I need You in my life.” When you show that kind of dependency on God, there is nothing He won’t do for you. God will move heaven and earth to get you to where you’re supposed to be.

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I choose to abide in You. I don’t want to live life on my own, so I choose to trust in You. Show me Your ways. Teach me Your love. Keep me close to You always in Jesus name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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1 posted on 06/14/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT by Vision
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2 posted on 06/14/2013 4:21:22 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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What does the branch have to do to stay connect to the vine? Basically nothing except “abide.” So too, we stay connected to God by resting in him (depending on him as Joel says). Our focus should not be on what we have to do, but on what He has already DONE.

3 posted on 06/14/2013 6:29:42 AM PDT by PapaNew
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