What Jesus Did! 'Remaining Joined to Jesus' — John 15:6-7

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

[Jesus continued,] "Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!"
— John 15:6-7 NLT

Key Thought

One of the key blessings of being joined to Jesus is knowing that he takes our requests, concerns, and burdens and presents them to the Father. We can be confident that the Father hears our hearts and knows our needs. Being joined to Jesus (remaining in Christ [1]) means we are heard and understood by the Father!

[1] John 15:4-5.

Today's Prayer

In the name of Jesus, I come to you, Father, confident that you will hear my prayer and act for my best eternal good. Please forgive me of my sins as I actively seek to remain connected to Jesus and take my strength and purpose from him. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 2:19-20
  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Colossians 3:1-4

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Illustration of John 15:6-7 NLT — "Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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