Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dependent? Me?

Man, recently I've felt really challenged when it comes to being dependent on God. And to be honest, I don't think I've lived up to the challenge. When I think of being dependent on God and I read passages in the Bible about it, I catch myself thinking "man it must have been so much easier in Bible times to be dependent on God". I mean they didn't have iPhones and TV and Facebook and Twitter and movies and all the other stuff that vies for my attention on a daily basis. They didn't have to worry about 401k's or getting the kids to dance practice on time or whether this was the week that their car decides to break down or not. But is this a valid excuse? No. You know why? Because they had a sin nature just as much as I do and when it comes down to it, it's hard for anybody to be 100% dependent on God. So, with some hard decisions I have to make in the near future concerning our ministry as well as trying to get rid of this nasty cold before I leave for Nicaragua 2 weeks, I am laying it all down before God. I pray I stop trying to do everything myself and let God take the driver's seat. Time to buckle up!