Daily Dependence

It is written, “Therefore if any person is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Indeed, you have been transformed. So much newness I bring to your life.

All of this change can be both exciting and scary, which is why it’s so important for you to abide in me. This is a new chapter of an adventure that we’ve been on together for quite some time.

You want to look ahead. To see what all is coming your way. To know what it’s going to look like. But that’s not how we do life together, child.

Remember, it’s your dependence on me that brings me great delight and allows me to do great work in you, and through you. Utter and desperate dependence.

You want to control what you love. Yet you forget that I am the one who is making all of these things possible. That I am the Giver of all good gifts. The more you try to control what you love, the less reliant you are on me, causing you to drift farther and farther from me.

But fear not, I am always near. Waiting on you to look to me for guidance. Hoping you’ll return to me so that we can make decisions together. 

I want to be involved in the day to day choices. The minutia. That’s where I want to be.

So come to me, often.

Look to me, frequently.

Rely on me, readily.

And I will answer all of your prayers and more.

Remember, I am the pursuer of your heart! Nothing brings me more joy than you living in fullness of joy.

But it’s only possible through close relationship, and utter, daily dependence on me. 

Before God Can Use Us, He Must First Break Us

Before God can use a man greatly, He has to hurt him deeply. God is at work in your disappointment and pain- teaching you a lesson of complete dependence on Him. He may cut you down and remove all the strength you have as a way to prepare you to be used by Him. Remember this during times of trial, and be grateful. The greater the need in your life, the greater God’s glory and provision.

Beware of Your Strengths

Beware of your strengths because those are the places you are most likely to forget God.

God doesn’t want to put your talents on display, because that won’t help anybody. He wants to put His power on display through your weaknesses. If dependence is the objective, than weakness is the advantage.

Where has God made you weak?