I am Nothing.. In His Word 6-27-16

I am Nothing…  in His Word 6-27-16
It is true, we are nothing. The funny thing is the world tries to tell us we are somebody, but I want to make it clear if we do not have Christ we are nothing at all. We are no body without Him as our head. He created us to love, both one another and to love Him with all our hearts, minds, souls, and strengths! Yes all of us!
Some one out there has been lying to you though, telling you that you can do it alone, you can be the one who stands alone and goes against the grain to do what is right in God’s eyes. They told you to do what you think is right; well guess what, they are wrong!
Throughout the Bible , a book of History,  we are shown time after time the people tried to live doing what they thought was right ‘in their own eyes’. What happened? They were captured, thrown into lions dens, shoved into captivity for years and years. They wandered in the wilderness, were stuck in some many bad places because thy did not take the time and humbleness to ask God what to do.
Either that or they just claimed to be God’s people and didn’t really trust Him to come through so they did it on their own; of course they failed. It is written;
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.
 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 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. John 15:4-6
Be close to God. Stick close to God, listen to Him and follow after Him. If you want to go off into life with no protection ignore those statements. If you want to feel all alone in the world and like no one cares, ignore them also, and never pick up the Bible! I tell you this because it is full of the words that God breathed into the hearts and minds of the writers to put together for us to read the stories of His love for us, and what to do with it.
We can do and be a lot in the eyes of the world but once we are gone; we are off the charts… only God can help us then! God is Love, and His Word tells us that we need love.
We are lost without love even the world says that. Everything we see on tv, whether we realize it or not is calling for us to love something or some one.
If we have love, the real love that comes from God then we have everything. Without love, His love, we are nothing.
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
Now don’t get me wrong, just because we have the love of God does not mean will will not have hardship, or sorrow, in this world there are many problems; but we can remember that He has overcome the world!

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 4-13

With God, with Love, we can do anything… but without Him we are nothing.
Think about all that you have in life, food, a computer to read this on, a place to sleep, friend and or family. All of these things exist because of God and His Love. Go back over the scriptures and read “His Love” in place of just ‘love’ and think today about how much He loves you and how that makes you something.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that in Your eyes I am somebody, something, and do count. Thank you that You listen to every prayer, every cry and that You suffered for my sorrow. Help me to share you love today and every day, in Jesus name, Amen.

Suggested reading 1Corinthians 13:1-13, John 15:1-27, Jeremiah 32:1-44 and Philippians 4:1-23.