A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. — John Steinbeck

When I first began a relationship with my wife, I wasn’t dependent on her. We fell deeper in love, we got married, we made a commitment to become dependent on one another, and over time it became more and more natural to become dependent on one another.

Love is the motive we have for not only getting married, but also becoming dependent on Christ. True love is like that; it draws us together in a way that makes separation and independence seem impossible. Through our love for Him, we become dependent on Him. As we immerse ourselves in His unconditional love, allowing Him to accept us just the way we are, a new strength is found within:

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:12-13)

Being dependent on Christ is how we get power to “do all things.” We are equipped for His service by being attached to Him, relying on Him for everything. What a relief! It’s not up to us!

Lord Jesus, thank You for being my Source. May Your love become so real that it just naturally overflows, moving me to do “all things” through You who gives me strength. Thank You for empowering me through Your love for my tasks to the glory of Your name. Amen.

Taken from Pete’s 365-day devotional book Experiencing LIFE Today.