Real Strength

We’ve all been indoctrinated to believe that real strength is having the ability to do what I want when I want. In other words strength = independence. We think that the less we need any help, the stronger we are. But according to Jesus, this is nowhere close to being true. Jesus tells us in John 15:5 that “apart from me, you can do nothing.” Jesus doesn’t say, “apart from me you won’t get as much done” – leaving us the possibility of thinking “I could get a lot done on my own, but Jesus just helps me get more done.” No Jesus says, “apart from me you can do nothing – nadanilzip!”

In the end strength = dependence. And the greater and more glorious the one we depend upon, the stronger we become. Thus the strongest is the one who is most dependent on God.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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1 Response to Real Strength

  1. Dana says:

    I wish your blog had a “like” button as Facebook does 😉 Sometimes I don’t have much to say but just want to “like” the post 😉 This was a short but awesome one!

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