God is our Source. The Everything. The Only thing. Without Him we can’t do anything.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from You, we can do nothing.” John 15:5
I came across this next scripture during my reading this week…
Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation. Isaiah 51:2b
I felt so alive when I read it. Abraham was nothing special…it was the blessing of the Lord that brought increase. I am nothing special. It is God Who either blesses what I do, or not. It’s the same for you. God brings the increase that matters.
Again, my heart is drawn to point out the world of self-promotion over heavenly devotion. I can’t seem to escape this theme right now. In fact, it’s brought me to some very vulnerable and real moments with God lately…moments when I have realized that I got off track in one way or another and began pursuing my own ends over His.
Oh Lord, forgive me for any time that I have gone astray and followed after my own ways and forgotten Yours. Lord, I fully devote myself to You again and again. This world has nothing for me. You are all I need, want, and desire.
Friends, I think I keep circling this topic because it’s so necessary for us to be fully devoted, now more than ever. There is no room for lukewarm. There is no time for self over God. He has brought out His winnowing fork and is separating those who are truly devoted to Him and those who are more devoted to themselves. We are in a season where every day we are seeing one after another Christian leader or influencer falling away. This is further evidence of what I am speaking.
This is the season of dividing…
Friends, we don’t need to promote ourselves and our “brand” or agenda…we need to be devoted to God alone.
Examine your heart. Repent if you need to, like I did. Turn away from personal promotion and seek His face. That’s the only way you’ll ever be truly satisfied.
When God blesses you…the increase comes.