The more I grow in my faith, the more I realize how much I rely on Jesus. The motivation to do good works runs dry when attempted alone. He gives me the love and motivation I need to go out into the World with the right heart. Without him, I am just so flawed. This morning I began to read 1 Peter Ch. 2, and in the first few verses it says this:
1 Peter 2:1-3
1 So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 2 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, 3 now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
Now, I feel like I’m doing okay on the 1st verse, I’m pretty good at holding my tongue and not getting jealous, I’m sure I’ll have my moments. However, the 2nd verse hit home for me. I desperately need this nourishment, now that I had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. That taste has shaped and molded my life. It even inspired me to start this blog. But the truth is, I cannot do this blog alone, I need him. I cannot live this life in contentment without him, I need him.
This scripture was placed on my bathroom mirror a few weeks ago, and is still there – John 15:5
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.
This morning I pray for the love of Jesus to come into my heart and fill me so I may go into this day ready for every good work. May he continue molding me and teaching me through his word so I may live my life in accordance with his will. ~ Amen