Have you ever noticed that fear comes alive in the middle of the night? When I wake up at 2 a.m. my thoughts more easily spin out of control and my fears become bigger and more believable. It’s a struggle to get back to sleep.
Recently I did a marathon of errands. I usually have a list of errands to do in a trip, so I can be more efficient. As I drove down the road and stopped into Target, a variety of thankfulnesses came to mind: “Thank You for the errands I can get done. Thank You I can walk. Thank You for money to buy groceries. Thank You for clean water.” These are all little, everyday things in my life. But they would not be so little if I didn’t have them! With this burst of thankfulness came a burst of energy. My day is full of good gifts!
God is the Source of all good things! All things are from Him, through Him, and to Him (Rom 11:36). And prayer is how we stay connected to Him throughout our days. He is the One who causes the tree to bear fruit or turn colors; the tree does not try hard to do this. Similarly, when we stay close to God in dependence, He accomplishes things in our lives. Continue reading “Prayer is Dependence”