The Great Enabler
Our gifts and talents are from God.
We can do nothing apart from Christ.
Jesus said to his disciples: I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts away every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit. But he trims clean every branch that does produce fruit, so it will produce more fruit. You are already clean because of what I have said to you. Stay joined to me, and I will stay joined to you. Just as a branch cannot produce fruit unless it stays joined to the vine. I am the vine and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me. If you don’t stay joined to me, you will be thrown away. You will be like dry branches that are gathered up and burned in a fire. Stay joined to me and let my teachings become part of you. Then you can pray for whatever you want, and your prayer will be answered. When you become fruitful disciples of mine, my Father will be honored.
John 15: 1 - 8 CEV
This is how we honor God for His gifts we have received. Stay attached to Christ for he is the vine and we are the branches. He keeps working for us.
But Jesus said, “My Father has never stopped working, and that is why I keep on working.”
John 5: 17 CEV
Acknowledge the Lord as the one who helps us accomplish everything. Do this and realize that Christ is the Great Enabler.