Sunday Stillness – Web of Dependence
Depend on Me says the Lord.
Yes we need to place our whole trust, our whole life in Him, Who gives us life.
The quote in the picture is found in Yancey’s book Prayer: Does it Make Any Difference?
I live in a web of dependence, the centre of which is God in whom all things hold together.
I love this Scripture on which Philip Yancey based his statement.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17, NIV).
He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment (Colossians 1:17, The Message).
So God has it all under control. I keep telling myself that. And the more I say it, the more I can believe it and see it in action.
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Today is Sunday Stillness – be still before Him.
Stop and feel His touch.
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I really love that picture!! It is so colorful and “grabby”. Haven’t read Yancey for years, but know he has touched many. Good combo. Thanks, Janis.
Love this quote & photo! Praise God that He is the Sustainer Who holds all things together! Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!
Janis…what a wonderful reminder that we are not in control and that He is!! Thank you for that encouragement today. And for the link up. Have a blessed day.
I am a great admirer of the writings of Phiilip Yancey and saw this new book in the shops. Yes, dear friend, Jesus has all authority and power and still, loving Him is our choice and He never forces Himself on anyone. Love is free, but also all encompassing. But when we learn to abide in Him, there is no place where we would rather be.