If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you

Wig’s Word of God Today 5-25-2011

If you remain in Me and My Words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. John 15:7

Acts 15:1-6, Psalm 122 & John 15:1-8

Paul recognized the authority of the Church and went to Jerusalem with Barnabas and some others to seek help answering the question: “Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved.” Acts 15:1b Many had still rejected the Gentiles as unclean if they did not follow the prescription of the Mosaic Law of circumcision. Paul himself felt that since the Holy Spirit descended on the Gentiles also as in Acts 10:44-47, there should not be an imposed the rule on the Gentiles. “While Peter was still speaking these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word. The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?” We then learn of Peter’s decision by his declaration, “And God, Who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the Holy Spirit just as He did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith He purified their hearts. Why, then, are you now putting God to the test by placing on the shoulders of the disciples a yoke that neither our ancestors nor we have been able to bear?” Acts 15:8-10

Often we put our LORD to the test saying, “LORD, if only You will allow me to get this job I’ll never smoke another cigarette.” Or “LORD, if only you let me have a boy, I’ll give ten percent of my pay for sure to the Church.” But we learn in John today that Jesus is the only Way to bear fruit and we must abide by His Word to accomplish the Glory of God in all things no matter what we are expecting even when things don’t go as we plan. “I am the Vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Our LORD does not want a person who will only follow a complete surrender to His Son’s Truth by our moments of inspiration such as being lifted up by the Holy Spirit during a retreat or an unusual blessing after intense prayer. Our God wants us to be ready in any moment to accomplish His Will no matter the circumstance. When we begin to worship only the moments of grace instead of seeking a complete relationship with God then we risk becoming spiritually dead. The true reality of being in love with your love of Christ Jesus is that we are giving our all to every situation in our life whether we feel inspired or not by God’s Amazing Grace. Amen.

So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD of LORD’s, we pray today to always be ready at any moment to accomplish Your Truth in sharing Your Son’s Salvation by sharing a life of faith, charity and love. We ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.

God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

God’s Son the Truth We Meet- John 15

The Grower is the Father
The Vine is Christ to see
Each branch bears Truth
Pruned to remain in Me

The Word is given to share
Sheered by Christ’s grace
Pruned to produce fruit
Salvation received as fate

On your own life is self
No fruit to see as sweet
It must remain on the vine
God’s Son the Truth we meet

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins May 25, 2011 @ 5:13 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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