Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dependence on God

I was thinking this morning about how Solomon felt after the Lord appearing to him in 1 Kings 3. Essentially, he asked God, "Why do you want to bless me? Why do you love me so much? I am a little child and I don't know how to go out or come in."

Sometimes, I feel like Solomon. It is easy to feel inadequate in the roles that we have: Christ-follower, husband, father, son, brother, pastor, etc.

And yet, I have been encouraged as I remember that God has shown His love to me despite my inadequacies, not because of my "superman-like" ability.

What I need is a regular reminder of grace and good news that I am weaker than I thought, but God loves me more than I could imagine! Can anyone relate?