• Lori

How to Accomplish Everything



Sometimes you know that what’s out in front of you is so big, so far beyond your normal ability it’s not funny.


You’re standing at the edge of impossible. Perfect.


That’s when you know you’re reaching for more out of life, not playing it safe. Sometimes you choose it, sometimes it chooses you—either way, you’re apt to grow.


Growing things change. Change is good! And when you're in love, you change the most.

This morning Jesus led me to John 15 for our time together. Oh, it's my favorite, when He does that: by this inner prompting and guidance I know He's with me wherever I am. I’m not in it alone. When He leads me to a certain passage, I go right away because I know that He is instructing me about how to operate and accomplish all I need to do.



I know this passage in John by heart because I’ve written it into a song. He’s led me here many times before. All of my music is written out of times so precious with Him that I couldn’t bear losing any of what He revealed—I believe this is what it means to meditate on His Word. When I knit the thoughts and intentions He tells me during our time together into a song, I get to keep them in a special part of my mind and heart that is easily remembered, easily recalled. It is invaluable. This is why I want to record this batch of songs on Tell A Better Story so much: I want to share them with listeners so they can hide His Word in their hearts too, and sing along.


This is John 15 knit into a song called Abide:


I will stay in you,

I will remain

In you I will abide

For without you I cannot do

A thing, you are my life

You are the vine,

I need your word in me

I need your truth

For only by your power and love

Will I ever make fruit


I will abide

I will abide

I am a branch

You are the vine

I will abide

I will obey

And I will stay

In love remain

I will abide


Your joy in me, my joy complete

You hold me like a friend

And together we’ll eternally

Bear fruit without end


And I will ask for what I need

And you will hear my cry

You will always fill my cup

With infinite supply

And Greater love will flow

From heaven into earth in Your name

For your glory

And your fame


I will abide

I will abide

I am a branch

You are the vine

I will abide

I will obey

And I will stay

In love remain

I will abide

In love remain

I will abide


I plan to do this today to the best of my ability.
Here's a prayer you can pray with me.

Lord God, I want to be as close to You as I can today in all that lies before me. For my life to produce anything good, I need to stay attached to You in my thoughts and intentions and actions. Will You please make me one with Jesus today, Holy Spirit? Will You make me so aware of His presence inside of me that I hear His instruction to me like a friend’s voice advising me on what to do next, so everything runs in fullest efficiency? When I start to do my own thing, will You pull my attention back to Him and get me back on track? I surrender everything I have in mind to You; change the plan as You will, because Your will is much better than mine. Your agenda operates according to the whole picture and Your perspective, while mine is limited to what I can do, and what I know…there is no comparison between the two: I choose Yours. I hand over the wheel to You and resolve right now to do as you say and stay in Your love, Jesus. Be God in me today. I love you so much. Use me however you want. My life is Yours.


I hope you prayed this with me and see wonderful results as you experience what it means to abide in Him today. Enjoy the process! He is with you always.

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