A Life of Dependency

24 03 2015

“Apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

You and I were not created to be self-sufficient, we were created to be dependent.  Not dependent upon things or people, but dependent upon God.  Although He has created us amazingly capable, we were never meant to rely upon our own abilities or resources, we were designed to be in relationship with Him.  It is only through Him that we can experience all that we were created to experience.  Without Him, we can do nothing.

For the Disciple, prayer is the connection to God that empowers our lives.  It is like a power cord that transforms an electrical device from a hunk of metal and plastic into a powerful and useful tool.  Without being plugged in to God, our lives are filled with potential, but the output of our lives will be little more than “woulda, shoulda, and coulda”… but didn’t.

We must remember that without God’s power, we are just individuals with plenty of potential, but little more.  Faith is coming to him, understanding our dependency, and then plugging in.  When we come to God, knowing that His power empowers us, that greatly pleases Him.

So have you plugged into Him through prayer lately?


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