40 Days of Prayer - Day 38

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, by and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. – Isaiah 55:1+3

“Not my will, but Yours, be done.” Jesus prayed these words in agony to his Father, knowing these words of obedience would mean sacrificing His own life on the cross not long after. Reflect on the depth of these words Jesus spoke. Though nothing can compare with the sacrifice He made for each of us on the cross, pray these words over your own life, and pray you will be obedient to do what He calls you to.

John 15:1-11 - I Am the True Vine
'I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.'