Dependence or Independence?
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:16, 17
These verses speak loudly to me of our dependency upon God. But as I look at my life I see how I’ve learned to be independent. I’ve learned to grow up, move from home, go to college, find a husband, set up my own home, work, decide to raise a family, teach my family to be independent and so on. Now this verse tells me I need to reverse it all and be totally dependent on Him and it makes wonderful sense to me!! As I rely on Him and do His will, my delight increases and I want to keep glorifying Him which veritably fulfills all my desire. This equals JOY!
Written by Shar Gray