“The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do…” –John 5:19
These words of Jesus are the perfect example of the biblical meekness and humility that God is calling us to in our relationship with Him.
Jesus said He can do NOTHING of Himself without the Father!
He then later told the disciples this:
I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. –John 15:5
I’m realizing that throughout my life I have done a lot of nothing! I have set out to do many things without God and though some of these things may be viewed as earthly successes none of them brought my life fulfillment. I walked without the Lord for over ten years of my adult life trying to accomplish “things” and pursuing dreams. You know what would happen after I reached a dream? I felt completely lost. It drove me to depression. Dreams of success by the world’s standards did not bring me one ounce of fulfillment.
After dedicating my life to the Lord things started to make more sense. The void I always felt was lifted and life had meaning to it for the first time since being a child. I’ve been realizing something lately though; I still do many things without God. I try to conquer sin without God, I try to minister without God, sometimes I even try to pray without God. I’m throwing in the towel on my self-efforts of “accomplishing God’s will.” We don’t accomplish God’s will; God does His will through us as He so chooses!
I have to pray more and ask the Helper (Holy Spirit) to help me more. I need more help than I thought. I need more God than I thought.
Without God many things are impossible. Without God I am depressed and hopeless. Without God I am a prisoner. Without God life is meaningless.
With God all things are possible! (Matt 19:26)
With God I am filled with hope and joy! (Romans 15:13)
With God I am set free! (2 Cor 3:17)
With God I have purpose! (Jer 29:11)
Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.”
I always found this verse interesting because a truly meek person doesn’t want the earth, but that’s how God works. He raises up the humble and through them accomplishes exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask or think. Let God’s love and presence completely over power you and consume your life. Ask God to ignite a spark in you that will develop into a full fire of passion for more of Him.
God is all I want.
- Mark 10. Marriage and Divorce. Jesus Teaches about Divorce (bummyla.wordpress.com)
- An in-depth study of the sermon on the mount: Part two (examiner.com)
- Words of Jesus – Blessed Are the Meek (burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com)
- Dream Big! (proverbialthought.com)