There is a reason why I write devotionals almost every day and add the amount of other content to the “Daily Christian Devotionals” website. And it is because of my love for Jesus and my neighbor. You see, my desire is to bring many more people to Jesus, unto salvation. None of what I do is to lift myself up, but the Lord my God instead. Instead, I abide in the Lord and He abides in me. That is how I am able to do all that I have done on my website and on the streets for the Lord. Jesus also taught us all to “abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:4,5) Did you catch that? Jesus said that the only way we will bring forth much fruit in His kingdom is to abide in Him. That is the only reason there is fruit from God in my life. And you may be wondering what is means to abide in the Lord Jesus. Jesus said, “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:10,11) So the key is seeking Jesus daily through the bible, prayer, and doing what He commands.
This is what is called loving God. When we live out our lives to follow Jesus, doing His commands come that much easier. It becomes not something difficult to accomplish, but a natural way of life. This is because we are now born again and new creations in Christ Jesus. So we learn about what Jesus said here and other places in the gospel and adhere to what He says. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30,31) My friends, God desires to do a mighty work in each of our lives, and it all begins with the love of God in and through our lives. We cannot be used by God in His kingdom as a Pastor, Elder, Evangelist, Teacher, and anything else, unless He is the on doing the work through us. People cannot be convicted of their sins and false beliefs, lest the Holy Spirit falls upon them. Then, will these people know that God is real. Not because we are good talker, but because the Spirit of God is manifesting through us in our actions. Therefore, when I write devotionals, inspirations, and prayers, it is in and through the Holy Spirit. I love the Lord God so much as to say and do what He would have for my life and not myself.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love You so much. You the reason why I live my life. I have a purpose because of Your compassion. There is mercy, because You forgave me of my sins and my false beliefs. Thank You, Jesus. Since I was baptized in 2015 all I’ve wanted to do is tell people about You, Jesus. I was not afraid anymore, for You were now with me. Thank You for pouring the Holy Spirit into me that day. I have not been the same since. It is because You love me so much is that I was chastened. You saw the things that needed to be removed from my life like the TV shows I watch, music I listen to, video games, and other bad habits. And now I have plenty of time to seek You in Bible study, prayer, and witnessing on the streets. Surely, I have had some amazing times while in Your harvest and I give You praise. I am also amazed how You gave me eyes to see people with respect. So when a beautiful lady comes up to me or I see her, I am able to not lust upon her. Wow! That is so awesome, God. Only You could break the chains of addiction in my life. Even the bondage of pornography. That secret sin almost ruined my marriage and I am so grateful for setting me free from it. Lord, You have done many great things in and through me. Thank You! If there is selflessness in my heart towards others now, it is because you are there. I am nothing without You. I cannot accomplish anything good in Your sight unless You are with me. Therefore, I need the Holy Spirit with me at all time, in order to lead people to You. So continue to use me for Your glory. I love You. Amen.