Today I celebrate not only Independence Day, but being in dependence…..
Dependence on a Saviour who has done for me what I could never do for myself:
Saved me from eternal separation from God in hell
Cleansed me from my many, many sins by His own precious blood
Empowered me to live for Him by His Spirit
Oh, the list would be endless……..
I must realize daily that I have no resources in myself to live this life, to walk this walk. So I must lean hard on Christ.
and cling to Him in dependence for every word I speak that it might impart grace to the hearers.
and look to Him when I have need as my only resource.
and trust in Him for wisdom in all things, great and small
and lean on Him for the strength to live a life pleasing to Him.
I cannot depend on myself. I can only fall at His feet and confess “I have no help, no strength but You. But You are everything. You are enough.”
Does this make me appear weak? Then I will celebrate this as well. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
May Christ be magnified in my life, not because I am strong, but because His strength is demonstrated through my life. This is my prayer Lord Jesus – that I would truly learn to live in dependence on You.