“I Came Up With the Idea of _________.”

The man on the radio said the above sentence, regarding a certain style of discipling.

Brother and sister: you and I come up with nothing.

If God didn’t bring the idea, then it’s the enemy’s.

“I Am the Vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

We originate absolutely 0, nada, nought, nil, null, zero, zilch, zip.

We are no longer just us, as if we’re alone.

We are new creations who are one with Him and who depend on Him.

It’s better to say, and not sounding holier than Thou, “The Lord brought this idea.

Of course, you can only do this, if you actually know Him.

The same is true with a ministry. If it’s not from Him, then it’s not His, no matter how good it may be.


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