Yesterday during the music part of worship I just opened my heart and told God that whatever He wanted in my life for 2014 I was all in.
When I do the Beth Moore study "whispers of hope" there is an acronym for PRAISE to pray.
Supplication for self
This book is rocking my world! Taking it (my relationship with Jesus) to the next deeper level. (Man I sound like one of those crazy God loving God fearing ladies - oh wait! I am!!)
To acknowledge God over all of my life seems kind of crazy but it's awesome!
Yesterday as I said "whatever You want Lord" I also prayed for Him to tell me what to do. I'm just not always the smartest. So it's just easier to let God boss me.
What should I do?
Yesterday I was lead to John 15
Remain in Me
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 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. “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. (John 15:1-11 NIV)
And then this morning after listening to Shake Yourself Loose by Vivian Winans I felt like I should read John 8
Hold to My teachings
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:31-36 NIV)
Now you see I'm not that dumb.
Remain in me, hold to my teachings...