My son and my son-in-law BOTH work at Starbucks where the employees receive a free bag of coffee every week. Do I have coffee to wake up to this morning? NO!!!! And that isn't a good thing!
It made me consider all the things I depend on outside of the obvious spiritual dependence on the Lord... hmmm
(notice coffee was capitalized)
health - the ability to work
communication from the outside (tv/radio)
a car with gas in it
all the food I could possibly eat
heat or cooling
a comfortable bed
Obviously I could go on and on. I like to think I am independent, but I am not.
Fully dependent first of all on what God has planned for me, secondly everything I listed is temporary and yet these are the things I depend on - so, I am not independent. Could I survive without them? I don't want to know the answer to that question because I like being comfortable very much. I like being surrounded by blessings.
What do you depend on? Turn your what I depend on list into your praise list. I think the Lord likes to know that we don't take these things for granted and that we realize they are temporary blessings straight from Him!
Now, please excuse me as I drive myself to Starbucks...