Leaning into You


Jesus obviously lived from a place that exceeded human reserves...
I sense God is calling you to draw from that same place...
He's calling to a place of resting more, and allowing Him to do the work.
--M.A. 2013.10.07

  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. 
No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. 
Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  
“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.  
If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch 
that is thrown away and withers; 
such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, 
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, 
showing yourselves to be my disciples.
Jn. 15:4-8, NIV

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
    for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation.
    They exult in your righteousness.
You are their glorious strength.
    It pleases you to make us strong.
Ps. 89:15-17, NLT 

Turn my eyes away from worthless things...
Ps. 119:37, NIV


Lord, help me lean into You, to be rooted and centred in You. Please turn my eyes from worthless things--the things that distract and can take too much of my attention. Thank you that it pleases YOU to make me strong. You are interested in strengthening me. Oh how I need Your strength for what is ahead. What is ahead? I don't even fully know. What You're asking of me, it's so big and beyond me, that the easiest thing for me to do is find ways to run, avoid, neglect. Lord, make me strong to endure the uncertainty, to press in to prayer, seeking You and seeking wisdom and help from others. Please...take away my fear, this panic that arises, remind me each day of Your love, Your faithfulness and Your commitment to make me strong for what I am to do.

2 comments:

Moji Ajele said...

Thank you for the reminder to be intentional about turning from worthless things... I needed that.

We turn our eyes
From evil things
Oh Lord we cast down our idols
So give us clean hands
and give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another

Traveller said...

:o) Well if I'm going to remain in Him, somehow my attention needs to focus there, and not on other things.

And thank you for the comments yesterday--the listening and sharing!

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