I love it when abide in my provision. I own the cattle on a thousand hills and enjoy sharing My riches with you. Your reliance on Me not only strengthens our relationship, it is a shining light for all to see.


I cannot say it enough – dependency is a really big deal to Father God. When Adam and Eve disobeyed their good daddy and said, “We’re going to do things our way, thank you very much,” it broke Father God’s heart. He loves to take care of His kids!

Here’s the kicker: if you don’t learn to depend on God, the trapdoor will continue to fall out from under you. You will end up back in the wilderness over, and over again and wonder, Why is this happening to me? Seems like I’ve been here before.” You have and there’s a lesson you have to learn before you get your Promised Land upgrade.

In his book “Radical,” David Platt said something in the chapter titled, “The Importance of Relying on God’s Power” that really rocked my world:

“God delights in using ordinary Christians to come to the end of themselves and choose to trust in His extraordinary provision. He stands ready to allocate His power to all who are radically dependent upon Him and radically devoted to making much of Him.”

Man, that’s powerful to me. I read that over and over again, and I’ve been thinking, “Lord, I want to be, and remain, so radically devoted to making much of You. I want to make a big deal out of You in every single part of my life, Lord. I want to make a big deal out of You in my thinking, my want life, my finances, my travel, how I associate with and relate to people – King Jesus, Sir, I want to make a big deal out of You!”

When you are dependent on your father, you don’t take credit for what he provides you. You don’t drive his car then say, “I paid for this and it is mine.” That would be crazy! You would let everyone who asked know it’s your daddy’s car and he makes the payments, keeps it clean, and in good working order, thank you very much!

In the same way, make much of what your Abba in heaven has given you. Stop fighting and let Him be your provider, your source. Brag on Him so others will see you are a beloved child of the King.

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY