Evaluate Your Desperate Dependency
As you consider the year ahead, what plans are you making to grow in your spiritual maturity?
Tucked in the final pages of Desperate Dependency: Finding Christ Relevant to Every Area of Life, in Appendix D, page 205, you will find the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency. If you don’t have your own copy of Desperate Dependency, you may download the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency by clicking the button below.
We have included the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency based on Psalm 119 as a personal evaluation tool to assist you in determining your status as an individual who is desperately dependent on God. This exercise is not designed to create a monument to your success or failure as a Christian. Rather, allow it to serve as a compass that establishes a “true north” so you may align your path to arrive at the ultimate destination of Christlikeness. The author of this psalm testifies to the paths he has taken along his course of relating to God. Therefore this instrument may also offer guidance for your direction as you attempt to follow the way to godliness.
Perhaps you have realized as you proceeded through this exercise that you need more of Christ. Yay, God! That is the point! In and of yourself you are powerless to accomplish His purposes in your life! It is only through His divine enablement that we can be personally empowered to live as Christ lived and desires us to live. Remember, God has supplied everything that is necessary for life and godliness, but we must allow Him to accomplish His purposes in our lives.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. (2 Peter 1:3–4 NLT)
Christ Jesus, I accept You as Lord of my life. Please enable me to follow You in all I do. Show me how to let my roots grow down into You so my life can be built on You. I desire to have my faith grow strong in the truth You teach so I may overflow with thankfulness. . . . (Col. 2:6–7)
(excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis)
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