often, the first thought of my day is not "i need more of God!" or "i have to have Him, have to spend time with Him before i can even think about breakfast!" or "breakfast can wait, i need God more than i need food!"
those thoughts are beautiful to me, and i'm so excited for when i get to that place of being so constantly aware of my need for Him, but right now, i'm not there yet. this could be so discouraging, but instead this is where something i learned this summer that i have tucked in my heart comes in handy... God is okay with us being on a journey. He knows i'm not at that place yet, and He knows i'm on a journey. He knows i'm getting there and i don't have it all together. for you, too, friend! we don't need to be discouraged about where we still need growth because God knows we're not there yet and He is patient with our journey. (which is not meant to say we can take it easy and not pursue growth, but this is for our mindsets as we move through growth)
but one of the things i desire for every single person, including myself, is that we would be made so aware of our dependence on God. so that is my prayer, if you'll join me, that we would become so humbly aware of our reliance and dependence on God in every area of our lives. one of the things that really stuck with me from when francis chan spoke at the onething conference this past weekend, is when he said, "God, we are only able to take our next breath because You have allowed it!" ...our next breath! too easily i forget! even our very breaths are not our own!
like these little plants can't make it without the care of sun and water, neither can we without God. the minute we forget our need for Him is the minute we become self-sustaining, and the minute that our self-sustaining efforts lead to our self-destruction. let's pray that God never loses His place as Lord of our lives.