What Do You Need?

June 9, 2015

What do you need?

Oh, I know that, most of the time, most of us actually need very little. We have the absurd luxury to say that we need more bread when we get to the last two or three slices in the bag. I dare say we misuse the word “need” more than we use it correctly.

But I am a needy kind of person (and that is, perhaps, the most loaded statement I have ever typed). In this stage of my life, the one thing I find myself most often in genuine need of is direction. I need to know how to proceed – as a pastor trying to lead a congregation and as a father trying to lead a family.

There is this promise that I find myself coming back to time and time again when I feel like I’m not really hearing much as far as direction.

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

But what about these times when the thing I need is not really direction – even though it feels like it is?

And even as I ask myself, “Is that really what I am seeking,” I find the answer clearly springing up in my heart.

Please take just a moment, if you can, to listen and reflect upon this beautiful song that expresses the need so beautifully.

I just need Him.

More than I need direction or guidance… More than I need provision or protection… More than I need help or healing or hope…

I just need Jesus.

And that need He has supplied.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son…” (John 3:16)

No matter what you’re going through or what you seek, the one thing you most need has already been given.

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