Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I Love Dependency

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The Lord be magnified!"
Ps 40:16

I do not think I have ever met anyone who was so excited to have complete dependence on someone else. I hear it almost hourly, "No daddy, I do it." My kids are champions for this one cause...I will accomplish it without your help. I know the elderly think about it as well. My wife recently told me the other day that she knew of someone here in Belgium (not a believer) that had their date of death already picked out. They had arranged in a legal document how and when they were going to die. There main reason, they did not want to be dependent on ANYONE!

So naturally, I think it is a completely foreign concept to need someone else. I never had to teach my kids to want to do something by themselves, they just, you know, wanted to do it.

Close your eyes, think of someone who is victorious. It probably is one who has it seemingly all together right? Those who are victorious in the natural are the strong, the bold, the brave, the witty, the wise, and the wealthy. To those with "everything" all together the very thought of relying on someone else is completely ridiculous. 

How can you be victorious, or have it all together, and need someone else?!?!?!

When I appraise God's salvation with eyes of the Spirit, I, without hesitation, declare my need for Him and my desire to be even more dependent upon His provision. Those who love the salvation of the Lord will be rejoicing the loudest. Those who choose dependence on God soon find that the world and all its anxiety cannot take away the source of eternal joy.

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