Dependence

Human individuals often forget that they have more in them than they consider possible.
We are all created in the likeness of the God of gods and the Creator provided enough in each individual to be able to sustain in the creation.

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“for the unseen things of him from [the] creation of [the] world [are] clearly seen, being realized by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead, for them to be without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 MKJV)

“16 for all things were created in him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through him and for him. 17 and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16-17 MKJV)

“for Jehovah your god [is] god of gods, and lord of lords, a great god, the mighty, and a terrible god, who does not respect persons nor take a bribe.” (Deuteronomy 10:17 MKJV)

“for you were not called to this? for christ also suffered on our behalf, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps,” (1 Peter 2:21 MKJV)

“he who says he abides in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked.” (1 John 2:6 MKJV)

“2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience; 3 among whom we also had our way of life in times past, in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” (Ephesians 2:2-3 MKJV)

“25  therefore I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 behold the birds of the air; for they sow not, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns. yet your heavenly father feeds them; are you not much better than they are? 27 which of you [by] being anxious can add one cubit to his stature? 28 and why are you anxious about clothing? consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. they do not toil, nor do they spin, 29 but I say to you that even Solomon in his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 therefore if god so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, [will he] not much rather [clothe] you, little-faiths? 31 therefore do not be anxious, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, with what shall we be clothed? 32 for the nations seek after all these things. for your heavenly father knows that you have need of all these things. 33 but seek first the kingdom of god and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. 34 therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall be anxious for its own things. sufficient to the day [is] the evil of it.” (Matthew 6:25-34 MKJV)

 

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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