Thirsty Thursdays – Dependence

Last week I read this devotion in Jesus Calling and I can’t get it out of my head. It was such an encouragement to be reminder that I have a higher calling. That calling is not of this world. It’s to keep my eyes focused on my Lord and have full dependence on Him. In this season of life. I’m working on it…

Come to Me when you are hurting, and I will soothe your pain. Come to Me when you are joyful, and I will share your Joy, multiplying it many times over. I am All you need, just when you need it. Your deepest desires find fulfillment in Me alone.

This is the age of self-help. Bookstores abound with books about “taking care of number one,” making oneself the center of all things. The main goal of these methodologies is to become self-sufficient and confident. You, however, have been called to take a “road less traveled”: continual dependence on Me. True confidence comes from knowing you are complete in My Presence. Everything you need has its counterpart in Me.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
—John 15:5

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
—James 1:4

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