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Today's Word with Joel Osteen - June 25, 2013 [Devotional]
Email ^ | 6/25/13 | Joel Osteen

Posted on 06/25/2013 4:39:32 AM PDT by Vision

Abiding in Him

Today's Scripture

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5, NIV.

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Jesus said, “If you abide in Me, you will bear much fruit.” One translation says, “If

you will depend on Me.” The word “depend” indicates continual action. You don’t depend once and then you’re done. It’s not, “Oh, I went to church on Sunday. I spent a couple hours. I did my duty.” No, if you’re going to depend on God, then all through the day your attitude should be, “God, I need You. God, help me to understand this subject in school. God, help me to raise these children.” That’s what it means to depend on God. The more you depend on God, the better things will work out. You will bear much fruit.

We can take the opposite of what Jesus said. If we don’t depend on Him, we’re not going to bear much fruit. We’re not going to be as productive as we could have been. Today, choose to abide in Him. Find strength in Him and let Him empower you for everything you face in this life.

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I choose to abide in You. You are my source, my strength, my power for life. Keep me close to You and show me Your ways in Jesus’ name. Amen.

TOPICS: General Discusssion; Theology; Worship
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