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Sunday Stillness – Web of Dependence

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.

I write at Under the Cover of Prayer #UTCOP every Friday. I hope you join me there.

Today is Sunday Stillness – be still before Him.

Stop and feel His touch.



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Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

 Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Scripture and Snapshot


The Weekend Brew


Watchful Wednesdays – #WhatDoesLoveRequireofme?

Watchful Wednesdays – #WhatDoesLoveRequireofme?


Read 1 Corinthians 13

That’s a lot of reading. But it also tells us how to love.

Are you stuck in the law or living the gospel of grace?  (tweetable)

How often do we judge or criticize others? Last week I attended a writers conference. A speaker talked to us for a few moments – then stopped and said something like: “Okay I know some of you were asking yourselves why I chose a deep blue today, and whether I wore earrings, and I wonder how she can speak about this topic?” Then she answered those questions and said: “Okay, now that we have those judgments out of the way, let’s get on with learning about our topic”.

It is so true that we look, we criticize, we judge. Then we tell ourselves – Stop that. We know we shouldn’t be doing this. We do it silently in our heads. But you know what – God knows our hearts and minds. We can’t hide from him. I need to confess, do you?

We do have to stick to the Word of God. We do have to keep with what He tells us. But He also tells us to love others. So we reach out – without judgment, and love.

Jesus did not let any institution interfere with his love for individuals
~ Philip Yancey (tweetable).

Are your words building up or tearing down? Great song by Hawk Nelson – Words. You can find it down below.

In each of the following areas where do you need to extend grace?

        • family
        • friends
        • co-workers
        • neighbours
        • government leaders

Remember we are called to pray for all people – including government leaders. And we are called to love them too.

This week our church started a series called #whatdoesloverequireofme based on Micah 6:8.


Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord. Let us see people as You see them. Keep our hearts pure and loving.