DEVOTIONS

Declare Your Independance

“It’s good to declare your independence, but it’s even better to declare your dependence on God.”

The Declaration of Independence happened long before 1776.  In fact,  humankind declared its independence from God in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve believed the lie that they could live independent of God.  Since then, we humans have been constantly struggling to do it our way.

God knows that true independence is impossible.  There’s no way that we can function effectively if we are cut off from His help.  We are like branches in the vineyard.  Once cut off, we die.  Jesus is the true vine (John 15:1), and unless we are connected to Him, we will never truly be productive.  And our so-called independence won’t lead to freedom, but to our own destruction.

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me.”  John 15:4

Keeping God In The Small Stuff, Bruce & Stan

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2 thoughts on “Declare Your Independance

  1. I replied and it disappeared.
    Even before Adam & Eve declared their independence, Lucifer did the same. He decided he should be equal with God and found the stupidity of such pride. Ever since, all mankind has foolishly tried the same and are still trying – all to no avail.

    As for me, I am perfectly happy to be completely and absolutely dependent on my amazing God, because only HE is able, willing and desirous of undertaking for me in every situation.

    What an amazing God!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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