"My gracious Father created for me a home with adoring children and began a rapidly growing ministry helping His people. While my hands had done some of the physical work involved in these endeavors, I actually accomplished none of it.
People often asked me then as they do now, "How do you do it?" The answer has never changed and it is so simple: I don't.
It's just a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus.
This plan, these "accomplishments," they are so not my own.
I am dependent.
While those adjectives may sound scary, they put me in a beautiful place, a place where I couldn't go one minute without crying out to my Father or I would sink.
I remember being so grateful for that place and I still am.
Paul says in his letter to the Phillippians that he "knows the secret."
He has been well fed and he has been starving; he has lived in abundance and he has lived with nothing.
That he could do all things through Christ who strengthens (Phillippians 4:13)
I was learning that the powerless, broken, dependent place
was actually the place where the Lord was closest to me."
~Kisses from Katie~