There are only a few more days before the USA celebrates it’s “independence” as a nation. I hope to inspire a revolution of thought towards every person’s absolute dependence upon God. This blog series is a small attempt to push that revolution forward.
If you have spent any amount of time in church you have most likely heard this verse out of Romans:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 ESV
It is this transforming of the mind that will allow you to “discern” or see & understand what is the will of God. I believe it is a good, acceptable and perfect thing in the site of Almighty God that we become more aware of our need of Him.
You live in Dependenceville, and you are in need of the Creator every moment. He is your “Abba” – your Daddy God, and this childlike need should remain in your thinking even as you grow into full maturity in Christ.
Children don’t concern themselves with whether or not there will be provision, love or care. They simply experience all that their parents have to offer.
If you are a born again believer, then you are a child of God and have access to all the storehouses of heaven as a co-heir with Christ. Nothing could be more amazing! You are encouraged to seek out the Father like a child does their own Pappa.
So changing the way you think is crucial to becoming more “childlike” and in fact more aware of your dependence. The macho-men out there will say that this is stupid and should be tossed out like a poopy diaper but it does not change the truth of God’s word.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” – Romans 8:14-17 ESV
So today I want to encourage you to ask of your Pappa. Ask for what you need or even for what you want as a child would. Changing your mindset requires acting out your new perceptions. Today is your Dependence Day and there should be no shame, fear or guilt in approaching God as your good, good Father.
Be blessed as you seek Him today.
– Caleb Hyers
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