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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.

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