Saturday, March 4, 2017


I love the Eternal; for not only does He hear my voice and my pleas for mercy, but He leaned down when I was in trouble and brought His ear close to me. So as long as I have breath, I will call on Him. Once I was wound in the wrappings of death; the terror of dying and the grave had a grip on me; I felt like I could not get away because I was entombed in distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Eternal: “O Eternal One — I am begging You — save me!” And He graciously delivered me.

The Eternal is full of grace and naturally just; my God is compassionate and merciful. And the Eternal watches over the naive. Whenever I was knocked down, He reached down and saved me. O my soul! Return and relax. Come to your True Rest, for the Eternal has showered you with His favor.                                                                                  ~ Based on Psalm 107:1-7 Voice version of the Bible

Ever feel like your life has spun out of control, trapped, and like you've messed up so badly that things will never be the same? I have. In fact I seem to fall into this predicament on a somewhat regular basis. 

I once read a quote somewhere that said "laid low to look high" (the title of this post). What was it that Jesus said to His disciples? "I am the grapevine, you are the branches. The one abiding in Me and I in him — this one bears much fruit. Because apart from Me, you can do nothing." ~ John 15:5 Disciples’ Literal New Testament.  I need to be reminded that I am a but a branch who needs to abide and draw my strength from the True Vine.

In the US we have an important document we call the "Declaration of Independence."  However the key to walking triumphantly as a disciple of Jesus Christ is one of determined dependence. Have you you fully entered into your day by day and moment by moment "Declaration of Dependence" upon the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? If you haven't, why not talk to God right now and fully yield to this reality today? 


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