While I was swinging my son on a swing, God revealed to me an important lesson. My son was about 3 years old at the time, and he was enjoying me pushing him on the swing. When I got him up high enough, he would say to me, “I can do it myself daddy!” When I stopped pushing him, as we adults know, he started to slow down. Then he would ask me to push him again. Each time he got high enough, he again would say, “I can do it now daddy!”
God showed me in this instance that we all do the same thing with our Heavenly Father. When we get to a spot where things are going well and we are in a good place, we say, “I can handle it myself now, Father.” But then when things get hard, or we start slowing down, we ask for a push again. Realizing that we need His help. We have to realize that without Him, we can try do things our way, but ultimately, we are no match for His great power. Without Him we can do nothing.
~By David Huneycutt~
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV)