Today’s promise is John 15:4 CJB:
“Stay united with me, as I will with you — for just as the branch can’t put forth fruit by itself apart from the vine, so you can’t bear fruit apart from me.”
It seems that, from the time of our birth, humans strive for independence. “Me do me self!” is the declaration of the head-strong two-year-old, and we get more determined as we grow. This is the effect of the spirit of pride on a fallen world. But, if we have trusted in the work of Jesus on the Cross, we are no longer slaves to the spirit of pride. As believers, the most vital thing we will ever do for ourselves is give up our desire to be in control and surrender to the One who overcame. It is also the most rewarding thing we will ever do.
Heavenly Father, please help me to continue to surrender my will to You. You hold everything in Your hand, You have all I could ever need, and You are victorious! Please, make me victorious in You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord!