Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eyes To See

From a little book called What Jesus Means to Me, by H. W. Gockel, "He (Christ) is the power of heaven. Once a man has found his salvation in the blood of Jesus Christ, he will find the power of Christ expelling the evil from his heart and impelling him to deeds of Christian love and virtue. The power to fight sin and the power to do right are gifts which Christ bestows on all believers."
As Jesus said in John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
My little book goes on to say, "Only he who clings to Christ by a living faith will have the power to resist sin, to overcome temptation, and the lead a life of Christian goodness."

"Father God, please forgive me for thinking that I can LIVE in any way on my own power. I have no ability or power away from You and I am thankful for that because this weakness reminds me time and time again, that when I fail, don't feel sorry for myself, but repent, and realize that I was not abiding in YOU. I want to abide in you, and it is my very weakness that I can joyfully embrace as it leads me to You and You alone for all I need. By the way LORD, I pray for patience and kindness today as we can beans, clean house and get our family ready for Sunday. I Pray for Eyes to See Your Power, Your Love, and Your Kindness. In Jesus Name, Amen"
Thank you for letting me share my heart and my prayer with you this morning. Have a great weekend!


  1. And thank you for the beautiful prayer!

  2. I finally got my internet explorer working again! I want you to know how much I appreciate your constant streams of encouragement. THANKS from a grateful heart. Hugs from UG!


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