In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. Ephesians 6:10 AMP
This morning I was talking to God about what I really needed today - a supernatural supply of patience and grace. On my own I don't have it. I can't be the mother I am called to be without His help.
I need to be exactly as Ephesians 6:10 says, strong in the Lord, empowered through my union with Him. He is my patience and grace. He is my vital union.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. John 15:5 AMP
By surrendering every moment to Him I can live fully and bear much fruit. But guess what? I don't surrender every moment to Him, and that is when the problems begin. I don't want my plans to be messed up by someone who unexpectedly needs something from me. Or should I say unexpectedly to me. These little interruptions in my eyes, are never an interruption in God's eyes. No, they are an opportunity to show His love and grace if I surrender my plans and submit to His plans. If I am truly in union with Him.
"You didn't choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won't spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you. But remember the root command: Love one another." John 15:16-17 The Message
Questions for today, what is it that you really need from God today? Are you living out of a vital union with Him? Or are you making all your own decisions and occasionally checking in with Him? Let's ask Him to help us submit to His plans today, and be the blessing He has called us to be.