Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious life giving word of the Lord, for today is from the book of “ John 15:5, ‘He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit. ” This is the experience of being established in the Lord. The Lord will surely be established in us. You need not have any doubt about it. But are we really established in the Lord? That is the question. The auspicious word is that we must abide in the Lord, and He in us. Our fruitful life does not alone depend on one’s efforts. You need the Lord’s help and your effort as well. A man can bear fruits only with his hard work and the help of the Lord. Both you and the Lord must go together if you need success in your life. Only then you can bear fruit. Today, many children, instead of bearing good fruits, are ruining themselves. And therefore they face a lot of shame and failure because of this. They face torment. They may be caught in many cases. But if you are established in the Lord, God will not allow you to be caught in any case. The Lord will make you escape from there wisely. The devil will deceive us when we are not established in the Lord, but if the Lord is near us, the devil cannot come near us. In the Bible we read about Job. He was a righteous man and feared the Lord. The devil could not make him fail, because he was established in the Lord. Though he lost everything, he did not lose his righteousness. He preserved it. You must also be established in the Lord at any situation. Trials will come, but you must be established in the Lord. Do you know why the Lord is giving the auspicious word every day? It is for you to be strengthened. It is for you to bear a lot of good fruits. The words you hear every day must bring changes in your life. So, in who are you established? What are you established in? Put a question and check yourself on this. The reason for failure and shame for some is that they are rooted in their own understanding. The Bible says, ‘Israel fell because of its own understanding’. They did not consider the counsel of God. Only if the counsel of God is established in Him, then that person is established in the Lord. Some are established in their own understanding, some take the advice of their friends. The Bible says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. You can bear fruits only if you are established in the Lord. Then you will grow and all that pertains to you will yield great fruits.
Prayer: Loving Lord, we thank you! On this day, help your children to make a good, decision, that is to be established in the Lord and bear good fruits. In the past, they would have made their own decisions out of their own understanding and would have failed. If they have been caught in debts, in legal cases, please deliver them. Help them to be established in the Lord, in Your word and bear good fruits.