"I am the vine, you are the branches..." Jesus-John 15:5
God is not looking for you to grow spiritually to a point where you become independent from Him. Spiritual growth and maturity does not mean you become self-sufficient. He wants you to become and remain close to Him--closer and closer every day, not more independent and distant. He wants to have a very close relationship with you. He loves you!
Oh how it must hurt Him when we only go to Him for stuff--even good stuff like healing anointings or inspiring sermons. It seems we try to untangle ourselves from the strings of dependency on Him so we can preach and pray without having had to spend time with Him. We mistakenly think that is maturity. We want to figure it all out so we can say, "O.K. God, I got it now, I know how to pray, to preach, to worship, to live my life, I'll take it from here."
We try and cut the strings, but the strings are the vines connecting us to our life source. He is the vine, we are the branches. We need to stay tangled up in Him. We need to stay attached, dependent and in love with Him! Fall in love with Jesus all over again. Get tangled up in Him so much so that you can never get free, nor would ever want to!
June 3, 2013