Abraham was faithful. He depended upon God, was obedient to Him. He had a relationship with His God. His faith was “counted to Him as righteousness.” I have a relationship with God because I want to be close.
I have worked so much of my life to be independent, having a life I could call my own, but faith in the LORD, being married to Kenneth, talking with one of my sisters each weekend on the phone, are relationships that mean so very much to me and call me to obedience and dependence. Being dependent is not a bad thing as the world often portrays it. From the Mosaic Bible’s devotions: “While relationship doesn’t demand the sacrifice of independence, it offers the gift of meeting our inadequacies. In such moments of weakness, we realize the strength of dependence.”
I Cannot Do This Alone
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
LORD, I need You and You alone. May the needing of You be joyful and may it be the delight of my heart. LORD, help me release my need to be self-sufficient so that I may always be God-dependent. Amen.