I started and stopped this opening encouragement multiple times. As I stepped away last night and began preparing for bed, I prayed and asked God what He wanted you to read. After all, I serve at His pleasure and for His glory. It is His message and my job is to be a yielded deliverer of it. I was reminded that I am called to dependence.
Here’s the thing. Dependence is hard for me. I lean toward self-sufficiency and independence. If I am not careful, God becomes an afterthought to my checklist mentality. The satisfactory feeling I have from accomplishing something becomes an idol that replaces seeking God’s will, waiting on God’s timing, and giving God the credit! What about you?
I am prayerful we each make this summer one of greater dependence! May Psalm 62:5 (pictured below) be our daily prayer so that it becomes a daily declaration! Because when we choose to depend on Him then we can enjoy the peace that comes from the truths expressed in verses 6 – 8.
5 I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him.
6 He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated.
7 My salvation and honor depend on God; he is my strong protector; he is my shelter.
8 Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge.
I am privileged to serve you. I am thankful for God’s gentle reminder that I need daily dependence in order to lead you well. Writing this opening note became much easier after I yielded to Him. Let’s choose to make this the summer of dependence.
Serving with Love,