This post is part of Kate Motaung's Five Minute Friday! We are given a prompt and asked to write for 5 minutes. Read more bloggers here.
The word for this week is "depend."
Ready? 3... 2... 1... Go!
//To be honest, I wasn't super thrilled with the idea of this topic. Depend. Dependent. Depending. Depend, to me, goes hand in hand with trust, and that's not something I'm always good at.
Last night, I went to the Wesley Center at my university's campus, and we had some really interesting conversation about dependency and trusting God. We had watched a video on Shane Claiborne and he was talking about the Sermon on the Mount. Shane's main question was
What would the world look like if we took Jesus' words seriously?
What would happen if we took Jesus' words seriously?
Would the world be kinder, better, more loving?
I'm not sure that the world would be a better place right off the bat. I think we would live out of a place of more intentionality, and that it would be a true perspective change more than anything else.
I can't change the situations around me all the time, but I can change my perspective. I can shift my eyes to the One who knows what I'm dealing with, and the One who created the whole universe.
That, friends, requires dependency on the Holy Spirit. That requires a certain measure of faith as we journey through the unknown.
At the very heart of it all, that's what I'm learning: to really depend on Him. To need Him more than I need my questions answered.//
My kids at church and at my internship are such an example of how to depend on someone... How to really trust. I have kids every week that come and tell me what's on their heart or what happened to them during the week. These kids trust me to lead them closer to Jesus, or to help them understand a concept they're learning in class. They depend on me.
In the same way, Jesus is calling me to depend on Him! I'm reminded of the passage Matthew 6:28-30 (NLT).
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
May we learn how to truly depend on Lord who loves us in the midst of our everyday lives!
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