I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. - John 15:5
If I don't stay connected to you by the word of God and prayer I will soon wither under the drought of my times. There is so much to suck the energy and interest out of my soul. I need to hear from your word every day. I need to know you are with me, sustaining me, teaching me and loving me. I need daily forgiveness and peace. I need you to be the God of my soul. These words really grab me, "apart from me you can do nothing." They sweep away my stubborn independence. I need you to produce in my the blessed life that blesses others or else I will become a useless self serving creature. Oh Jesus, keep me connected to you and do not let me go.
Pastor Don Patterson
We were made to receive spiritual power from God not the other way around.