Faith

Why Dependence is Freedom

Let every paradigm you’ve created & by which you live your life crumble & prepare to fully surrender.

Before you think to yourself, “I’ve tried to fully surrender my life to God before… Didn’t go well…”

WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT!

Surrendering to God isn’t this one time-magical thing in which you change & stop choosing your own selfish way… True surrender carries on & happens every day, every hour and every breath. Surrender is a lot less daunting when you take it step by step.

Do these statements sound like you?

  • “I’m forging my own path”
  • “I’m making a name for myself”

Those things aren’t what we are here for!

Why Dependence is Freedom
We are here to model complete & utter dependence on God – just as Jesus modeled while on Earth.
We will never mature into being independent, but we will thrive when we are fully dependent on Jesus.

In all things, pray without ceasing. If there’s a gorg sunrise, whisper thank you Jesus! In a random moment of thankfulness – say praise you Jesus. If you need him in the smallest of moments – say lord come!

It’s these “little” prayers that will help equate to true magic – total dependence & constant communication with the King of Kings! Each step is His.
Seek to truly know Him & seek Him fiercely. Let Him love on you! Here’s a prayer of surrender I say to myself every morning to help get you started.

“Lord thank you that you are the God over all creation – I gladly give myself to you today.

Holy Spirit, breathe new life into me – just like this new sunrise. Be the most important thing to me. Be my guide where I can’t see. Be my audience of one. Be my joy, my peace and my love.

I pray that you would bless me indeed & prompt my heart to pray without ceasing.”

People usually associate victory with success: not falling or stumbling, not making mistakes. But those who are successful in their own strength tend to go their own way, forgetting about the Lord. It is through problems and failure, weakness and neediness, that we learn to rely on Him.

True dependence is not simply asking God to bless what you have decided to do. It is coming to Him with an open mind and heart, inviting Him to plant His desires within you. He may infuse within you a dream that seems far beyond your reach. You know that in yourself you cannot achieve such a goal.

Thus begins your journey of profound reliance on Him. It is a faith-walk, taken one step at a time, leaning on Christ as much as we need. This is not a path of continual success but of multiple failures. However, each failure is followed by a growth spurt, nourished by increased reliance & trust in God. Enjoy the blessedness of a victorious life through deepening your dependence on the King of Kings 👑

and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”

~1 Kings 2:3

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”

~Matthew 16: 26-27
 
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
 
~Romans 12:2

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