10/11/16 At Rope's End
“I am only found at the very end of your rope. So many times you ask Me to assist you in what you are doing. Many times I oblige. My heart, however, is that you follow the example Jesus showed you. He purposely expressed that He did nothing of Himself to show you the way of living His perfect life. Having no answers allows Him to live His life of answers through you. You will never know the freedom of your salvation and all that it means until you surrender all of who you are to all that He is. Run out of answers. You will find that He is the Answer with every answer.”
John 5:19-20 NIV
19) Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
20) For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does.”
John 6:57 AMP
Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.
We attempt to be better Christians. God is asking us to die to all of our efforts to be better and understand that we can do nothing to make us better. He wants us to surrender fully to the One Who is perfect and allow Him to live His life through us. That, however, limits our participation in the things of God. We don’t like to be left out. It makes us feel unimportant and insignificant. It wounds our pride. We are so self-important that we sometimes even love to play the Holy Spirit, as we go around directing and fixing everything.
Forgive us, Lord,