I gave my life to Christ in the early 1970s during the Jesus People movement. It was a revival that swept through America touching many young people. It was a blessed time.
One of the criticisms that became popular against those of us surrendering our lives to the Lord was that Christianity is just a crutch. It was said in a derogatory way inferring that Christianity is for weaklings, for those unable to stand on their own.
But is it really a bad thing to lean on God?
In 2 Corinthians 12:9 the Apostle Paul wrote “But he (Jesus) said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
I acknowledge that I need the support of God in my life. It would be hopeless for me to try to live this life in my own strength. I need to lean on him. I want to lean on him. I guess you could say I choose to walk with a limp.
Our lack of whatever we need is not something to be ashamed of, but to boast about. We should embrace our weakness. I, for one, confess that I lack. There are struggles in my life that I cannot fully overcome. I need God. I need him for wisdom, for direction, for healing, for grace, for everything.
As I come before God in prayer, the cry of my heart is for my life to be more of Christ and less of me. My desire and goal is to humbly surrender all I am to his amazing working power. It’s to not allow self-sufficiency to get in the way.
I relish the fact that I need a savior.
Yes, I walk with a limp and I’m proud of that.
I do need a crutch and his name is Jesus.
What if we leaned on him more?
What if we prayed?