Powerless and dependent

Half Dome at Sunset

It is a periodic revelation to me that I cannot obey God in my own power.  My white-knuckling attempts at being godly in my own strength do not please Him.  I need to repeatedly learn the lesson that I must acknowledge my own powerlessness to obey (as in 2 Chronicles 20:12), then plead with Him to do in me what I cannot do on my own (Galatians 2:20), and cling to Him as though my life depended on it (Deuteronomy 13:4).  Then watch with humility,  satisfaction, wonder, and worship, as His Spirit works out His will in me.  Like a Hand-in-glove.

“For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”     2 Chronicles 20:12

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”        Galatians 2:20

“You shall follow the Lord your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him.”    Deuteronomy 13:4

 

About heartcalm7

The author is grateful for the Faithful Shepherd who has patiently led him along in a very happy and fulfilling life. Discovering a relationship with God, he has moved from a life characterized by worried performance to one of grateful resting. He is a retired physician who has lived in Indiana and Texas, the married father of two adult men and four Montana grandchildren. Scripture memory and meditation upon it have changed his life, and he wishes to add value to the lives of others through his writing. He would be most grateful for you to join him in his journey.
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