i have learned that, above all else, in Him alone is where my daily dependence lies. if i take one step thinking i can walk this path alone- that i can somehow "do" this thing called the "christian life" apart from being completely dependent and obedient to Him - that becomes the point in which i stumble. and fall.
and lets face it: this "falling down" thing is not unfamiliar to me. after all, i'd spent years falling and then wallowing in the miry pit. a heart that was full of shame and regret eventually hardening to a numb apathy. the difference now is that the inevitable falls along the path hurt. literally, it causes my heart to ache. for years, i had fled in shame or covered myself with darkness, but now - by way of something i can neither describe or define - i am immediately compelled to cry out to Him to pick me up. and I relive the truth of Psalm 40 all over again.
May 2010, if not this very moment, be when you find true freedom in Him.
"When the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed." John 8:36