I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
Morning by morning and day by day and hour by hour and step by step – in every work – I have to go out to abide before Him in the simple, utter helplessness of the one who knows nothing. I must be as one who is nothing, and can do nothing….If I am something, then God is not everything; but when I become nothing, God can become all. The everlasting God in Christ can reveal Himself fully. That is the higher life. We need to become nothing….Workers, here is your first lesson: learn to be nothing, learn to be helpless.