Subject: January 12th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding. Proverbs 3.5.

How very hard it is to depend on God! How difficult it is for the wise to trust! How arduous for the talented to rely on the Divine! Oftentimes we become active without waiting on God for special strength. For us to deny our talent, to become utterly helpless before God and to not depend on talent but completely on the Lord, is most difficult. The Lord wants us to deny ourselves and our power and to acknowledge our weakness and helplessness in every word and deed. Except the supply of God comes forth, we cannot say a word or do a work. Only in such manner as this does He want us to depend on Him.

When a child is small, he leans on his parents for everything; but once he grows up he possesses such power and wisdom in himself that he seeks independence instead of dependence. Our God desires us to have a permanent relationship with Him as children so that we may continuously trust in Him.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee
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