Learning to Be Dependent

A young lady came to me after church one night and said, "I don't think my husband is doing well spiritually. Should I talk to him about it?"

I suggested that she pray for him. If the Lord wanted her to talk to him, He would give her the exact words and the opportunity would not seem forced. Praying while waiting for God's direction would be the best way to help her husband.

Later she shared that the Lord had helped her husband draw closer to God as she simply prayed for him.

Francis Schaeffer said, "Let us not think that waiting on the Lord will mean getting less done. The truth is that by doing the Lord's work in the Lord's way we will accomplish more, not less. You need not fear that if you wait for God's Spirit you will not get as much done as if you charge ahead in the flesh. After all, who can do the most, you or the God of Heaven and Earth?"

Jesus never tried to be independent but continually looked to His Father. He wants that same dependence to be in us. "I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me  to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life.  So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say" (John 12:49-50).

Jesus, help me always remember that when I'm waiting on You I'm trusting You and not myself.

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God" (Psalm 20:7).