Today is Tuesday, June 26th, 2007; Karen's Korner #1092

 A daily devotional emailed to me last fall by Shirley Choat:
   For we are laborers together with God.   -- 1 Corinthians 3:9
Speaking to believers in John 15, the LORD Jesus reminds us that we are individual branches of the True Vine, and can only be fully used and abundantly fruitful as we are nourished by Him. With the power of Christ flowing through us, we can accomplish mighty things for His glory. But the Savior warns that we will be spiritually barren if we forget or neglect the source of our power. He told His disciples, "For without Me you can do nothing."
Too often as Christian workers we lay out our own plans and then ask God to bless them. The result is frustation and fruitlessness. Let us always remember that if we are God's faithful co-laborers, we must rely upon His promised power to make us fully productive.
   LORD Christ, we humbly ask
    Of Thee the power and will,
    With fear and meekness, every task
    Of duty to fulfill.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The way to help God is to let God help you.
(A side note from those of you who like Jeff White, minister from Illinois, and his devotional writings. Some of us received his daily notes until one day we didn't. Last week I emailed him to learn what may have happened. Here is his reply:
"God has blessed our ministry with great growth and many evangelistic contacts.  Unfortunately with that has come such a burden on my time that I barely see my family any more.  So, something had to be cut back and for now the devotionals got cut back.  It is my hope that I can return to them in the fall.  Thanks again.  jeff")