Total dependence on God


The thought of depending on God seems to be mostly for the things that are out of our hands, things that we know we have no control over. However, it has recently been more clearer to me through various events happening in my life that I need God’s grace not just for the seemingly impossible, but also for the things I think I am capable of. 

Most of the time we wake up and say, “today i will do this and i will do that”, yet how often do we realise that our life is not in our hands? 

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” – James.4:13-15

We need God’s grace from the minor to the major things in our lives. We need grace:

 – Not just to pass our exams , but we also need grace to get ourselves to work hard to pass those exams. 

 – Not just to have food available for us, but we also need grace to have the ability, appetite and wellness to eat it. 

 – Not just to do good things, but also to do them with the right attitude and mind. 

 – Not just to love others, but to love them for who they are and not what they have done or haven’t done for us.

The list goes on for everything in our lives. I have learnt that no matter how big or how small, without God’s grace and strength, i can do nothing at all – even the air i breathe.

May God help us to completely surrender our lives to Him and look to Him as the source of everthing in our lives. Amen!   

“For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.” – Romans.11:36

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