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

Friday, October 5, 2018

"If a person does not continue in me, then he is like a branch that is thrown away. That branch dies. People pick up dead branches, throw them into the fire, and burn them.
"Continue in me and follow my teachings. If you do this, then you can ask for anything you want, and it will be given to you."
— John 15:6-7 NLT
Illustration of John 15:6-7 NLT — "If a person does not continue in me, then he is like a branch that is thrown away. That branch dies. People pick up dead branches, throw them into the fire, and burn them. "

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 God. We can be confident that God hears our hearts and knows our needs. Being joined to Jesus ("abiding in Christ"), means we are heard and understood by God!

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 reconcile my differences with others. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.