Dependency is the key to Success
We want a "cushion" but God wants dependency.
Oh, don't get me wrong, some cushions are good! I want a cushion in the checkbook balance! I want a cushion on my chair. Cushions in our time schedule are nice. Cushions are that little extra that gives a sense of security and safety in our finances, our hind side, or our arrival times. Yet, in our relationship with the Lord, He wants us to live in a place of dependency.
Dependency on the Lord is illustrated through the story of Gideon, found in Judges chapters 6 and 7. God calls Gideon to take on a massive enemy army. At first, Gideon