Are you Independent or Dependent?

Most struggle through life because they have knowingly or unknowingly chosen independence from God. Independent thoughts, words and actions lead to confusion and loss. Independence unleashes all of the corruption that is in the world. We were not created to live independently from God.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

Man was created to live in harmony with God; to think His thoughts, speak His words, do His works and fulfill His purpose in the earth. This is true life and light.

For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light. (Ps. 36:7-9)

Nothing is more fulfilling than to discover your true identity in Him. When you can see yourself as He sees you, you will experience His joy which is your strength. In Him is the fountain of life and the light that will guide you in this world of corruption.

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

Jesus is the Light and the Life that has been given to the world. Dependence on God can only take place if we are dependent on the life of His Word.

“It is the Spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.” (Jn. 6:63)

The longer we choose independence, the more we will struggle.

Barry Bennett