I would like to share today’s words of Jesus by Sarah Young:
DO EVERYTHING IN DEPENDENCE ON ME. The desire to act independently ー apart from Me － springs from the root of pride. Self-sufficiency is subtle, insinuating its way into your thoughts and actions without your realizing it. But apart from Me, you can do nothing: that is, nothing of eternal value. My deepest desire for you is that you learn to depend on Me in every situation. I move heaven and earth to accomplish this purpose, but you must collaborate with Me in this training. Teaching you would be simple if I negated your free will or overwhelmed you with My Power. However, I love you too much to withdraw the godlike privilege I bestowed on you as My image-bearer. Use your freedom wisely, by relying on Me constantly. Thus you enjoy My Presence and My Peace.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruits; apart from me you can do nothing.”
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
(From Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling”)