Bible Study & Devotional (Day 146)
Guiding Scripture: John 15:5-8, 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
🔴 Do It With God
Contributing Writer: Joshua Slaughter
Apart from God, we can accomplish nothing. Quite a grim outlook. Some people think that they can achieve things without God. But their definition of achievement is illogical.
It may be an accomplishment in your eyes, the world’s eyes, but to God, it’s defeat. Perhaps you brag and say that you do all things in your strength in your worldly victory.
God doesn’t want us to do things alone or feel like we need to.
He gave us this life. He gave us the ability to breathe, eat, walk, and function. If you take God away, what remains? Nothing. You are an empty husk blindly following the patterns of society. You’re individualism, peculiarities, and intricate details destroyed. I certainly don’t want my life to be like that. I need my life to be one of improvements. Not only do I want to take pride in my accomplishments, but I also want God to be pleased.
God prepares and equips us to be prosperous, but He doesn’t promise it will be easy. The wonderful thing we can expect is joy, a feeling that cannot be taken away.
Spread the word of God and do it with a happy heart.
Prayer: Dear God, you embody perfection, and we will strive to be like you. Thank you for allowing us time to spread your word. Amen.
Joshua is the founder and host of Technically Unbothered, a podcast, mentality, and movement focused on helping others be comfortable with technology. Being ‘Technically Unbothered’ means growing horizontally with the ever-changing digital environment.Joshua’s podcast airs Monday-Friday and includes gaming tips, computer build guides, and tech news to help you stay current. It is available on all major platforms.
This devotional was submitted by Joshua Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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