A few months ago I gave up caffeine cold turkey. It was something I sensed the Lord asked me to do…immediately. That was back in April. It’s been four months since my last latte, but it’s been less than 24 hours since my last craving. I find myself trying to figure out when I’ll be able to have some again…like maybe when we go on vacation. I’ve even prayed about it asking the Lord if it’s OK if I have a shot of pure espresso, without sugar or anything else in it. I’ll be a good girl. Until this week, I’d never received an answer to my question.
Do you want to depend on Me or caffeine?
You and I will always need to depend on someone or something.
Depend: To rely on for support or aid.
As a parent it’s not difficult to know what it feels like to be depended upon. We know because we’re the one who answers the 3am cry out of a sound sleep. We know because we’re the one who kisses the owies and makes it better. We know because we feel completely helpless when our children has a problem that we can’t fix.
Do you know who and what you depend on?
When you cry, does anyone care?
When you hurt, who kisses it and makes it better?
When you have a problem, who do you hope can fix it?
Dependance upon God will always require us to stop depending on someone or something else. Being aware of what we go to is the first step. He can take it from there, one step at a time.
I’m praying for you. See you Monday.