Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Praying From My Nothingness (PrayerLife)

Linda and I in Cancun
Jesus said, "If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

This morning I am praying. I have a number of requests in mind. With some of these requests, from others and for myself, I do not have a solution. I do not know what to do. On my own I can think of nothing and do nothing. I have no answer, except stay connected to God and pray.

I am connected today. I am dwelling in the house of God, whose temple is my heart. I'm reading John 15:7, where Jesus says "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

I hear God telling me "Why not try this, John?" I am now abiding in him. His words are in me. It is appropriate to ask God for help. So I do. "God, show me what to do to help these people I am praying for. Lead me and empower me. Give me your words of wisdom for others. Help me lead and minister to my church family in these days. Amen." 

I am checking this out. 

  1. If I abide in Christ and his words abide in me, then I will know what to ask of God. 
  2. I'm abiding in Christ.
  3. Therefore my requests that arise in God's presence will be done.