Read: John 15:1-5

When we come to Christ, we experience many dramatic changes in our hearts and life overall. Much of what we have learned throughout life has to be deconstructed and built back up in the way of Jesus. Maybe one of the greatest areas this is true for us is in the idea of dependence. We have spent our entire lives being treated as if we have to be self-sufficient. Everything we get in life, we are told we must do. We are trained up to be self-sustaining people who should not have to look anywhere for help. In fact, asking for help may even mean you are weak. John 15 presents us with an idea that we need to let seep in the deepest part of our hearts. Jesus tells us that we are needier than we know. The idea of self-sufficiency is an unbiblical idea according to Christ. Instead, Jesus calls us to a better way: abide in Him. Depend, rely, and give yourself fully to Christ. When you are completely dependent on Him, you are experiencing life in the way He desires it for you.

Questions for Personal Prayer
How does prayer help us to become more dependent on the Lord and abide in Him? What would it look like for you to be prayerfully dependent on the Lord today?

Corporate Prayer
Take time to pray for the following needs:
God to restore those who are broken hearted and suffering emotionally
For the Lord to heal those who are facing physical pain