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Your Word for 17 May 2024

John 15:4
‘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.’
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We need the reality of His mighty hand to be a personal reality in our own lives. My great-grandfather was a shunter on the railways. He was responsible to connect and disconnect the trains and the coaches, depending on the purpose. In preparation for a train to be ready, the correct coaches had to be coupled together. One day, he lost a finger, as the coach was connecting with the engine, and his finger was caught, between the two coupling devices. He lived with the memory that you need to get your hands out of the way when two forces come together. Our lives need to be coupled to His mighty hand, then we need to keep our hands out of the way, as His hand and our lives connect in divine purpose and destiny. May there be a coupling in your spirit today. You cannot do it without His mighty hand at work in your life. Remind yourself that your life is now coupled to His mighty hand. Remember the promise of His mighty and enduring presence in your life. Do not see yourself as a coach that is not connected to an engine, but see, in your mind s eye, how your life can be all its meant to be, because you are coupled to the powerful engine of His mighty hand. Do not allow your imaginations to take you down a deserted or an abandoned track, but see the engine of His mighty hand drawing you upwards and onwards, to all He has in store for you.


Ephesians 1:19-20  I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honour at God s right hand in the heavenly realms.

Isaiah 59:1  Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear.

For us, who believe in Him, there is an incredible greatness of God s power that we need to understand and grasp for ourselves. We serve a GREAT, BIG and WONDERFUL God, for Whom nothing is difficult. He says:  I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? The only thing that will undermine the might and the power of His hand in our lives, is unbelief.

Mark 9:23  All things are possible to him who believes!  Immediately the boy s father cried out,  I do believe; help my unbelief!

Give Him your unbelief right now, and He will even work with that and bring you to the place where you believe. Believe, believe that His mighty hand is with you.
‘Believe in what your heart is saying, Hear the melody that’s playing There’s no time to waste, There’s so much to celebrate Believe in what you feel inside, And give your dreams the wings to fly You have everything you need, If you just believe!  Words from the song  Believe  by Josh Groban

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