Darrin Patrick: Am I Dependent on God?



I re-read this chapter in Darrin Patrick’s book, “Church Planter” last night. Such convicting stuff and also some questions that help all of us, especially those in ministry wrestle through.

Am I living in dependence on God?

For many of us, answering this question is a difficult task. We often do not know if we are living with dependence on God because we are disengaged from our hearts. Here are some questions (with verses to meditate on) that we can ask ourselves to help us discern the orientation of our hearts:

Which do I want more: to know God, or to achieve for God? (Philippians 3:10, Exodus 33:13, 1 Timothy 4:6-10)

When was the last time I experienced a prompting of the Holy Spirit? (John 4:7-19 Acts 16:6-10)

Am I consistently being convicted of sin in my life? (Hebrews 12:5-11, John 16:7-8, 2 John 3:9)

Am I consistently accepting my acceptance by God through Christ? (2 Corinthians 5:17, 5:21)

Where do my thoughts go when I am not forced to think about anything? (Psalm 63:1-4)

via The Resurgence.


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