WITHOUT HIM

There is a Credit Card commercial that says: “Don’t leave home without it.”  I wonder if I couldn’t say the same thing about going anywhere or trying to do anything without Jesus.  He is all that I need and with Him, I have everything!

I am reminded of the Southern Gospel song that says, “I can’t even walk without Him holding my hand.” When I try to do something on my own, I really get into trouble. 

In John 15: 4-5, Jesus tells us : “Abide in me, and I in you.  As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”

When I try to witness or do any good thing for the cause of Christ, I will fail unless I let Jesus guide me and help me.  When I find myself in a desert in my Spiritual life, I always check my attitude.  Every time I try to “fix” things myself instead of allowing the Holy Spirit to take control, I will come up empty.  Usually, I have gone off by myself without Jesus.  Dr. Henry Blackaby wrote in his book, “Experiencing God: “Find where God is working, then go there.” 

Remember, God and you make a majority.  Please don’t attempt to leave home without Him.

I like this gospel song written by Mylon R. Lefevre:

 

Without Him I could do nothing,

Without Him, I’d surely fail,

Without Him, I would be drifting

Like a ship without a sail.

 

Jesus, O Jesus

Do you know Him today

Do not turn Him away

O Jesus, O Jesus

Without Him, how lost I would be!