Three things characterised Christ's relationship with His Father. Yesterday we looked at intimacy and today we'll look at His dependency on God. 'I tell you the truth: the Son can do nothing on His own; He does only what He sees His Father doing. What the Father does, the Son also does' (John 5:19 GNT). Someone once said, 'Christians don't tell lies, they just sing them.' It can be easy to declare our dependence on God in the middle of amazing worship, but then walk out the door with the same prideful heart, totally unchanged. Often, if we fail at something, it's usually because we collapsed under the weight of a task God never gave us in the first place.
Are you struggling with insecurity or fear? Don't! Instead take strength from God's Word... 'For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you' (Isaiah 41:13 NIV).
Your Heavenly Father won't ever give you something to do that won't require His wisdom and strength. It'll be designed to increase your dependence on Him, not decrease it. When you wake up each day, let your first thought be: 'God, I need You today, and there is no backup plan!'