Prayerfully Speaking

Hope from the Truths of God's Word

Declaration of Dependence

Gary Smalley Sign Help Me

Dependent on God.

In the picture above, Dr. Gary Smalley is teaching the principle of dependence on God.  Each morning before he gets out of bed, he submits to God by mentally holding this sign out to Him.

Kay Arthur teaches (in Lord, Teach Me To Pray) that independence is the root of all sin.  What a thing to say, huh!  I was shocked until I followed her into these scriptures: Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 7:21-27, John 9:31.

Do I believe that He is the greatest source of knowledge and wisdom?

Do I believe He is for me and wants what is best for me?

Do my actions and my words line up with these beliefs?

What is the alternative for me?  To trust myself? To depend on the advice of others? The me and the others who did not create the world we live in and try to succeed in?

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.