Message by Pastor Percy Ocansey – Walk2live.com
Everyone wants to be independent. However, spiritual independence is death. We kill ourselves if we are independent. Anything good done for God without His presence is religion; certain things may be both life and knowledge to us. If we experience the presence of the living God while doing it, it is life.
However, if we do it without God’s presence, it is simply dead knowledge. No way or method can help us. We need the living God. Life is God Himself and the principle of life is to be dependent on God for everything. If you depend on God, everything is life.
Matthew 6:25-28; “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin”.
Independence cut and stop the flow of divine blessings into our lives.
To be independent of the Lord means to have insulation separating us from the Lord, insulation which cuts off the flow of divine blessing. Independence is spiritual insulation that disconnects us from the life of God. Do not think of yourself as an expert in spiritual matters.
Our walk with God is not based on experience but rather depends upon the life that flows in and through you. We need to depend on the Lord continually. Never be independent of the living Lord. One second of independence means death.
Our heavenly Father, praise be your Name. We plead for grace to help to rely on you in everything we do rather than relying on our strength. Help us to stay connected to you at all times, in Jesus Christ name. Amen