Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 June 27

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:1-7).

Today’s Morsel: One of the reasons we may not be getting what we ask God for, is we may not be abiding in His word.  We know that God is the word and that word was made flesh (John 1:1,14), but are we attaching ourselves to Him?  Remember, He the vine and we are the branches.  Jesus said that the only way we can get what we ask Him for is if we abide in Him and His words abide in us.  I guess one of the reasons James admonishes us to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22), is because God’s blessings and provisions are always attached to His word. 

Sing:  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.  Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.  When I feel afraid, think I've lost my way, still you're there right beside me.  And nothing will I fear, as long as you are near, please be near me to the end.  
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.  Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Thought For Today:  Stay in the Word.

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