Tuesday, February 7, 2017

denial of dependence

Our problem isn't our weakness/dependence, it is the denial of it. We are in fact dependent creatures. And because we deny this we miss out on the fullness of life only available in being dependent on and reconnected to the source of life. 

Joh 14:6  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

Joh 17:2  And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 

The world being in bondage with all the pain and suffering that comes with it is not a curse but in a round about way actually a blessing. It is a stark remember we were never designed to live independent of God (be our own god), thereby becoming the means of our turning back to him. How many have turned to Christ when in a moment of great pain?

But only if we acknowledge our need for God first and relinquish our commitment to being our own god, does it become a blessing. Otherwise it is a curse. 

"... in weakness and vulnerability we are trusting in Christ and his strength, so what we think of as weakness is only so from a worldly point of view. In actuality, it is real power. In the words of Bonhoeffer, “What may appear weak and trifling to us may be great and glorious to God.” The Way of the Dragon and The Way of the Lamb. Pg 115




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