Depend On The Lord – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional December 14th



(Pride Yourself In His Ability)

“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.”

Here’s a powerful truth: Jesus said in John 15:5, “…without Me you can do nothing.” That means you won’t get very far if you rely solely on your own human abilities, cleverness, wisdom, skills, and competence.

So, never let pride creep in because of your seeming human talents. Instead, put your trust in the Lord. Your success hinges entirely on your connection with the Lord. Your competence comes from Him (2 Corinthians 3:5 AMPC).

That’s why Apostle Paul didn’t brag about his own skills or knowledge. He boasted in the Lord, saying, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

He wasn’t saying, “I can do all things because I’m so knowledgeable”; no. It’s about Christ and who He is in you—His ministry in and through you.

It brings to mind the story of Asa in 2 Chronicles 14. The Bible tells us Judah was invaded by an army of a million men and three hundred chariots.

King Asa and his army were completely outnumbered. Asa realised that the only way to victory was to completely rely on the Lord.

In 2 Chronicles 14:11, Asa cried unto the LORD his God in heartfelt prayers and said, “…Lord, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You, and in Your name we go against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!”

The Lord responded and gave Judah a remarkable victory: “So the Lord struck the Ethiopians before Asa and Judah, and the Ethiopians fled” (2 Chronicles 14:12).

Now, here’s something to notice about Asa: he didn’t sit idly by, thinking, “Whatever will be, will be”; he took action.

Your step of faith is important. Having prayed, Asa and his army charged against the enemy forces and got the victory. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
2 Corinthians 4:7; Colossians 1:10-11; Ephesians 6:10

Dear Father, I thank you for your divine power that works in me mightily. I’m excellent, and I have an excellent life! I can do all things because the power that works in me is divine and therefore unlimited. Blessed be your Name forever. Amen!

Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 6, Amos 1-4
Revelation 13:1-10, Micah 5-6

Meditate on those lovely words of faith from King Asa in 2 Chronicles 14:11.

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