Devotional for January 16, 2014
Everyone has something in which they put their security. Everyone depends on something or someone. What do people depend on?
-What they know.- Education
-What they can do.- Job, Skill set
-Who they know.- Connections, Relationships
-What they have.- Money, Home, Investments, Paycheck
Do you notice a problem with any of these areas?
At some point what you know, what you can do, who you know, and what you have can be devalued or go away. You can lose your job. Your relationships with other people can change (even if you don’t). And don’t even get me started on money! It comes, but it really goes!
So what can we put depend on?
Check out what the Bible says in Psalm…
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. (Psalms 91:1–6)
God can handle anything that we go through. The truth is that although all of the things on this earth that we can depend on can and will change, God doesn’t change! You and I can depend on God! If we depend on anything but Him we will find ourselves desappointed, let down, and lacking at some point.
How do you“depend on God?”
You show you depend on God by obedience.
When you hear what God’s Word says and then you obey (even if it doesn’t make sense) you show that you are depending and trusting in God. When you pray asking God what to do and seeking direction from Him you are showing that you depend on God- as long as you go and do what He directs you to do!
So, are you and I depending on God?
2 thoughts on “Devotional: What do you depend on?”
This goes hand in hand with what your dad spoke on last night in John 15:11 with having joy that comes from The Lord and not in the things that change around us.
You are absolutely right Meg!