November 9, 2014

John 17:7 (KJV)

Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.

          Jesus proclaims that all things that were given him were given by God. Jesus takes no credit for doing anything with his own power. Everything that he did was done through his father. So the disciples knew were the power came from, that each act and miracle was done by God through Jesus.

          As Christians each of us need to follow God in the same manner. Too often we try to take all the credit for things that are accomplished. Through our own power we are nothing we need to rely on God for everything. Remembering that God is in total control, but too often we forget and try to control things ourselves. When this is done we accomplish very little and really make no difference in the world. 

          So to accomplish anything of an eternal nature we must totally rely on God.

Dear lord:

          Give me the strength and wisdom to remove self and follow you totally. Relying on you for all things, so I may give you all the glory and truly reflect jesus in my daily life.

In Jesus name I pray amen.