Bible Ballistics: BBs #634 #5 Of The 5 “D”s Of Readiness???
An Edited Repost of Bible Ballistics: BBs #15
As we discuss this last of our 5 D’s, Dependence, what can we learn when we have such a mindset of “independence” around us. Am I ‘independent’ of or ‘dependent’ on God?
Dependence– “The state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else”.
A synonym of dependent is trust, to rely on, to have faith in. Do I really trust God? On whom or what do I depend? Self? Money? Power? Others or popular opinion? What does scripture say to us?
“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not
unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways
and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
We are called to trust/depend on God with ALL our heart and NOT to lean on our own understanding. When we depend on God, He promises to direct our paths.
The question is, ‘do I want God directing my steps?’
Scripture continually reminds us that our God is “trustworthy”!!
“And we know that all things
work together for good
that love God,
who are the called
according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed
to the image of his Son,” Romans 8:28-29a
When we belong to Jesus, we can know that GOD is working all things in my life to conform me into the image of Jesus. What more could we desire? Am I striving for Debt-free, Diligence, Discernment, Decency, and Dependence? How about you?
Will you join me in striving to depend on God and pursue Him: continually, consistently, seeking to be Dependent, Decent, Discerning, Diligent, and working to be Debt-free. So? Keep looking up. Depend on God each moment! He never fails, for He promised, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”! (See Hebrews 13:5).
Amen and Amen!!!