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(William Watson)
20503 posts
7/26/2009 11:23 am

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7/28/2009 5:54 am

A Declaration Of Dependence

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32.

It is generally accepted that as soon as a young man finishes his education, his first concern will be to get established and to earn enough money to buy his family a good home, good clothes, and sufficient luxuries to make life easy. This matter of accumulating “things” very often becomes a hectic pursuit in which the wife, the husband, and the all are involved. More than ever people are dedicating their lives to the “climb” as the ultimate goal. They place making a living ahead of making a life. Thus all too often material security supersedes moral attainment.
In decided contrast to the general pattern of our day is the conduct of a missionary doctor. Years ago he left the United States with his family for the primitive jungles of Africa. Today he still holds the medical fort on a mission station. He does not possess much of the world’s wealth. He could have, though, because he is a brilliant surgeon. Instead, he has a spirit of serenity and deep satisfaction about him that could be the envy of many wealthier men. I would say that he is truly successful, for he breaths the freedom of dependence wholly on God.
You see, once you have been caught in a net of crooked values, a certain fear always sets in. You may gain the physical objects for which you set out, but once you have them, what then? The aim of your striving will be a panacea to eliminate the deeper problems arising from being a slave to the world of self-interest. But religion cannot lift the burden when self-interest is involved.
We shall never be truly free until we accept the freedom offered by Christ. And this freedom is not based on “things.” It is hope born of the Spirit, through which men come alive to the knowledge of their need and find peace, forgiveness, and freedom with God through Christ.

May the Lord bless you and keep you

HisBelovedOne2 60F

7/27/2009 5:59 pm

There's no amount of wealth that can give you the peace of knowing your directly in the center of God's will for your life no matter where in the world you are.

That missionary doctor is so dependent upon God because in most cases he doesn't have an adequate amount of medications and supplies to treat all of his patients. He has to rely on God's intervention. Many times praying God I don't know what to do but You do, touch . . . There is nothing better than seeing God intervene supernaturally as you hold a dying child and as you prayer God touches that child. Then you look into the child's mother's face, tears are falling and you tell her of Jesus . . .

Priceless . . .

HisBelovedOne2 60F

7/27/2009 6:03 pm

Every morning the first words out of my mouth are . . . GOD I NEED YOU!

(William Watson)
18097 posts
7/27/2009 9:28 pm

good for you Hisbeloved, thanks for stopping by and sharing, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you