Ever wonder why a Christian’s dependence on GOD is looked upon in the world as a weakness? For a Christian, depending on GOD is equivalent to breathing…….just like the birds of the air depend on their wings for flight, so does a Christian depend on GOD for his salvation and his life.
GOD’S economy is an upside down one compared to the world’s so when:
We are weak, then HE is strong! 2 Corinthians 12:10
When we depend on GOD, HE fortifies us in all our weaknesses, so we are able to stand on the ROCK instead of the sinking sand of this world!
Our dependence on GOD really boils down to a simple equation……
DEPENDENCE ON GOD = HIS LEADING.
As I walk my path in this life, I find myself depending less and less on the stuff of this world, and more and more on GOD to sustain me in all things. I find my true happiness comes and is with HIM. So depending on others for anything really, is slowly fading away. My all and all is my GOD! And HIS leading is always perfect, I just need to follow and listen to HIM.
I am learning to live on HIS promises and HIS holy WORD. GOD’S promises are the only TRUTH that I can depend on! How about you? What is your truth?
When we depend on GOD’S specific leading, those of us who are broken and weak in nature, have HIS strength to sustain us. Our dependence on HIM becomes our only strength!
DEUTERONOMY 33:12 “THE BELOVED OF THE LORD DWELLS IN SAFETY, THE HIGH GOD SURROUNDS HIM ALL DAY LONG, AND DWELLS BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS.”
HE will carry you on HIS capable shoulders!
What a wonderful picture for us, to realize that HE carries us on HIS capable shoulders. When you are wounded in the battle, HE is all the strength you will ever need. HIS strength will carry you if you depend upon HIM with all your heart and all your soul.
JESUS never said anything in life would be easy…….
BUT HE did promise that HE would carry us!
Our specific dependence gives us the power of the Holy Spirit……did you know? HIS life changing power makes us strong in HIM. Our praise and worship of GOD tunes us into that holy power when we worship and honor HIM with all our might.
I always feel filled up abundantly when I have gone to Church and praised GOD with all my heart and soul. How about you? Are you making sure you are filled with HIS power every Sunday? Are you filling daily with the power of HIS word?
The LORD always has a staying sufficiency for us all……..HE is with us as we depend on HIM.
Let us cry out daily in our glorious dependence on HIM and pray……
PSALM 86:1 “INCLINE YOUR EAR, O LORD, AND ANSWER ME, FOR I AM POOR AND NEEDY.”
GOD securely leads us now, with all his wonderful promises of eternal security, because of HIS holy grace…….grace alone should compel us to continually depend upon the KING.
When we can’t even see the possible, our dependence on GOD will make a way for the impossible! Choose the impossible!
Let us wonder together…….how many of those wondrous, abundant circumstances did we miss out on because we chose our own way, depending on ourselves? Doesn’t GOD promise a life lived abundantly?
How much more do we have…….. an abundant life, knowing whose we are and where we are going with purpose and meaning! How much more do we all have when we depend upon the LORD……..let us depend on HIM specifically and reverently for all our needs, for all our battles and for all our hearts.
EXODUS 14:13 “DO NOT BE AFRAID. STAND FIRM AND YOU WILL SEE THE DELIVERANCE THE LORD WILL BRING YOU TODAY.”