WEEK 5: Total Dependency

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“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’” (Acts 17:24-28, NIV)

 

As a new mom, I’m continually overwhelmed by the thought that my baby is completely dependent on me for everything. A baby can basically do nothing without his mother or primary caregiver.

It made me wonder whether I, as an adult, really am dependant on anyone or anything else, and if I really know what it means to be totally dependent on God.

I realised that I don’t know how to be one hundred percent dependent on God and to trust Him to be enough. Why is it so difficult to fully surrender and to look to Him for everything? He wants to be a good Father and desires intimacy.

Next time when I try to get something done on my own, I’ll picture myself as a tiny baby who looks to his mother for everything he needs and thank God that He is enough for me!

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