We Need Jesus’ Help
hi thanks for listening into today's devotional from our daily bread it was written by John Blaze and he titled it we need Jesus's help
 the day finally came the day I realize my father wasn't indestructible as a boy I knew his strength and determination but in my early adult years he injured his back and I realized that my father was Mortal after all I stayed with my parents to help my dad to the bathroom assisting him and dressing even guiding a glass of water to his mouth it was humbling to him he made some initial attempts to accomplish small tasks but admitted I can't do anything without your help he eventually recovered to his strong sell but that experience taught both of us an important lesson we need each other and while we need each other we need Jesus even more and John 15 the imagery of the vine and the branches continues to be one we cling to
 yeah one of the other phrases while comforting can also strike at our self-reliance the thought that can easily creep into our minds is I don't need help Jesus is clear apart from me you can do nothing Christ is talking about bearing fruit like love joy peace those core features of a disciple to bear fruit is the like Jesus calls us to and our total Reliance on him yields a fruitful life a life lived to the father's Glory
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading has taken from the Gospel of John chapter 15 verses 1 through 8
 I am the True Vine and my father is the gardener he cuts off every branch in me that there's no fruits while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful you are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you 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 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
 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 if you remain in me and my words remain in you ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you this is to my father's Glory that you bear much fruit showing yourselves to be my disciples
let's pray father we can do nothing apart from you help us to live daily incomplete Reliance on you and may Our Lives reflect that dependence Faithfully to those around us thank you Lord It's in Jesus name that we pray amen
 thanks for listening my name is Wes Ward and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries