Since today is July 4th – Independence Day, the day our nation celebrates it’s freedom from tyranny, I thought I would look up the difference between the two words found in the title.
I wanted to check out the meaning of the words because I wanted the full perspective; so I went to the dictionary and here’s what it said:
**de·pend·ence -the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
**in·de·pend·ence –self-government, self-rule, home rule, separation, self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, freedom, liberty, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, autonomy
Although I celebrate this holiday with the Nation, I also celebrate my Dependence Day. Let me explain….
Forty-eight years ago, I left my days of independence – doing things MY WAY…asking no one for help – not even God,…being self reliant, self-sufficient, and basically ‘hell bent’ on having my own way. I left those days and answered the door when Jesus came knocking at my heart.
I am now in the state of relying on, and being controlled by Him! I ask His counsel about everything. He’s in charge. He rules and reigns!
Do I still have days of independence? Unfortunately…yes. But they are few and far between. I have learned that being dependent upon God Almighty for everything gives me a far better life!
I leave you with this passage to ponder…
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. -Psalm 23
Hope you all have a wonderful 4th with family and friends! Stay safe!