The Bible makes it clear: we will bear much fruit if we acknowledge that God is in charge and commit to abide in His presence. When we surrender our lives to God’s love, mercy, and grace, He can use us for His good purposes. Abraham Lincoln said at the end of the Civil War, “This nation will have a new birth of freedom of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Even today God can give our country a new birth of civil freedom and, more importantly, spiritual freedom.
John 15:7-8 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
We the people have become self-absorbed and busy with activities that bring temporal value. Help us turn our heats back to You and Your Word so our nation will bear fruit of righteousness and be set above all other nations! Strengthen us with the power of Your Spirit in our inner being as we strive to abide in You and to continue in faith that You will do more for us than we can ever imagine.