By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
“When programs, methods, and money produce impressive results, there is an inclination to confuse human success with divine blessing.”
- John MacArthur
Nothing replaces intimacy with Christ:
-A program can never match the power of a sturdy prayer life.
-A method cannot overtake a meaningful relationship or replace time with Christ.
-Money doesn’t have the power to obtain righteousness, holiness, or intimacy with Christ.
Programs, methods, and money are facets that may be utilized in our walk with Christ but they are secondary and must never be mistaken for achieving a walk with Christ.
It is Christ within us and our time with Him that results in divine blessing, favor, and lasting fruit.
Assess your life at present and consider your “reliance” factors.
How much time are you giving to prayer?
How much intimacy is being built through your time in the word?
How much are you giving to advance the Gospel?
Resist the urge to lean on the temporal and look to Christ alone.
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing.”