Category Archives: dependence

Enabled to do His will

“Wretched man that I am!  Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Paul says in Romans 7:24, grieving over his inability to perform in life in the way he feels that God intended for him.  For … Continue reading

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Solidly anchored

“Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee.”                                            Isaiah … Continue reading

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Living in Dependence

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .”    Colossians 2:6  NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading

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Stop struggling! Rest in God.

We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives.  We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes.  This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading

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Weakness

In our society, strength (or imagined strength) is applauded, and weakness is thought of as a defect — that you have missed the best in life. So observes J.I. Packer in an introductory interview regarding his small book Weakness Is the … Continue reading

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He Takes Us by the Hand

Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing … Continue reading

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Confessing helplessness

O, what a gift it is to be made aware of our life-threatening condition!  After the initial shock, we are grateful to the doctor who uncovers a serious life threat.  Recognizing that we are not invincible — but in fact … Continue reading

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