Set Apart Christ as Lord in your Hearts!
John 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5 “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. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
“Remain in Me”….. How do I do that?
Prayer is essential to remaining in Christ!
Prayers of Consecration are very helpful.
Prayer that intentionally
aligns us with Jesus,
refreshes us in our faith,
rehearses God-reality into our lives,
soaks our hearts and souls in Truth,
helps us surrender to Jesus in faith,
recommit ourselves and all that is ours to Him and
express, renew and restore our love for God and faith in Him!
1 Peter 3 15 but set apart Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
James 4 4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think Scripture says without rea-son that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Joshua 3 5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
Why do we need this renewing, restoring regularly—daily?
Remember we wake up each day in a world at war!
It is a collision of Kingdoms!
The Kingdom of Light (Jesus) is colliding with the Kingdom of Darkness!
The Un–Holy Trinity!
Broken Sinful World Sinful Nature
How do I now Pray?
WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Monday: 1 Peter 3:13-15
Tuesday: John 15:1-10
Wednesday: James 4:4-8
Thursday: Joshua 3:1-5
Friday: Joshua 24:14-16
Saturday: Psalm 1