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Dangers of Independence

It starts when we are first brought into this world; everything about our existence is dependency based when the doctor hands us over to our parents.

Survival is based on how well our guardians are going to take care of us. The only things we can do is breathe, blink, swallow, use the potty in our diaper… and even those things are permitted by God. A short time later, when our bodies grow stronger, we start to support our own heads, hold our own bottles, and crawl to get to our destination. We learn how to stand on our own two feet. Next thing you know we are taking those very first steps. We need mom and dad less as the natural progression of the human body and mind takes place. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with the sequence of events listed above, in fact, these things have to happen and are essential in the development of mankind. Somewhere along the way, though, we lose a healthy sense of dependency.

Jesus was dependent. He fended off a furious attack of temptation by Satan in the wilderness (see Matthew 4:1-11) with the Word of God. At no point during His 3 years of ministry did He say to His father, “I got this!” Jesus remained dependent, because even though He was Emanuel, He was also fully human capable of sinning. If He would have become independent, the Greatest Story Ever Told would never have been and neither would God’s plan of salvation.

City Church Sacramento is a church built on Christ. We strive to put God at the center of everything that we do. We have to remember that He alone is our foundation and builder. As God continues to bless us and grow us as a community, it would be easy for us to lose sight of our Leader and take the wheel ourselves. It’s in our nature to want things done in a timely manner that we deem appropriate. In this case, a church built upon Christ, has to continue to yield to its Creator.

Simply put: everything we are, everything we do, everything we hope to be, comes from the will of God!

We all have that one friend or family member who loves to drive the car and give directions at the same time, do we not? They shun help. Next thing we know, we’re all turned around and lost in a part of town that we hadn’t planned on visiting. Truth be told that is all of us. We all “got this” at sometime in our lives, only to be reminded that we are only capable of so much.

Pastor Gene Maynard gave us a great reminder that we don’t know where we are going, especially when we are involved in the affairs of the Lord. We need to always defer to Christ for all answers and all understanding.

He alone is our Guiding Light. He alone!

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brittisgrateful

26. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Student. Servant. It is my passion to live the "GRATE" life as opposed to the "great" life. I'm grateful. I work as a CO to earn my paycheck, but I am a minister for a living. Realized that my heart longed for a relationship with my Creator. I couldn't outrun Him, so now I intentionally seek Him. And in my spare time I like to jump out of perfectly working air planes. ✈️

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