The Bible calls us to have faith-to choose to rely on God
Mrs. Jezequel, HCA’s Spanish and Psychology teacher, spent many years with her husband and children as a missionary to Costa Rica. She was recently published in Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ), a prominent missions journal distributed by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. In her article, she discusses how God used the people of Costa Rica to teach her to be dependent on her friends and neighbors, and on Him.
Mrs. Jezequel explains that in Costa Rica, there is a strong sense of community – of interdependence – where someone is always ready to come alongside you and help. You would never even think of going anywhere by yourself. However, this mentality is not simply about fulfilling a need; it’s about building relationships. When you open your mind to being dependent on God and others, you allow the people that God puts in your life to become family.
Purposeful dependence helps us grow and not be stagnant; it causes a deeper desire for rich relationships that we didn’t even realize were possible. God calls us to have this type of rich relationship with Him, and with our neighbors. It is only by putting aside our own pride and independence that we are able to fully rely on Him.
Read Mrs. Jezequel’s full article on EMQ: https://www.emqonline.com/node/3692
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