Here in America July 4th is also known as Independence Day, marking our independence from England, nearly 250 years ago.
Christians ought to have a day of independence as well; the day (or night) when we received our independence from the devil and doing things his way. A time when we remember our deliverance from spiritual darkness and being place into the kingdom of God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Going from living for the devil to living for God means being dependent on Him for all we need in this life: health, provision in every area-including financial and material supply-and guidance.
Guidance from God implies doing things His way rather than our own. It means being dependent on Him rather than on ourselves. It means giving God our best, expecting His part to make the difference in every situation, large or small. Inner dependence.
Inner dependence is simply depending on the living God, Who’s living in you, to supply every need, to put you over in life. It’s cooperating with God to see victory over even the most challenging circumstances in life, knowing that nothing is too difficult-or insignificant-for God to handle on our behalf.
Why wait for July 4th to celebrate your independence? Every day can be a day of inner dependence on God, through His Word, enabling you to win over every situation life presents you.
It’s time to declare your own in (ner) dependence on God.