“I need you.”
Have you ever prayed this simple, honest, vulnerable prayer?
Just as in your relationships with family and friends, speaking your need out loud can help others know how you are truly doing, know when to reach out, and will break down the wall so many of us construct to maintain independence and false strength.
You may ask, “But God knows everything, so why do I need to say it?”
Yes, He does know.
God, investigate my life;
get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
then up ahead and you’re there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can’t take it all in!
// Psalm 139:1-6 MSG
Yet He wants you to acknowledge your needs. This act of confession produces faith – a confidence you know He will provide and a reliance on Him rather than yourself. Actively working out your faith reveals your desire for relationship and your willingness to grow as God moves in your life.
You will also create an atmosphere of freedom by the very act of voicing your dependence on God. That may seem counter intuitive, yet isn’t this life of faith all kinds of counter intuitive?!
“I need you” says to God…
I believe in you.
I can’t do this on my own.
Know my anxious thoughts.
You are in control.
Reveal yourself to me.
I love you.
Take this Moment // Quiet yourself, take a few deep breaths, and speak to God about your needs.
And my God will meet all your needs
according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
// Philippians 4:19 NIV
Be inspired: I Need Thee Every Hour by Jars of Clay – https://open.spotify.com/track/6wnvzxmFM1EgqOMHptPB0P?si=rhHXPhKpQPyhO1e3ZHFqFg