It’s a simple promise. An invitation, really, to come looking with insurance attached.
Yet how often do I look? How many times in my everyday do I go knocking?
I cannot think of one single day I didn’t need Him. I can’t recall one moment when I should have gone alone. Still I often try.
It was in my devotions a couple of weeks ago I read these verses differently. And something in my heart finally clicked on to the truth.
Friends, God’s expecting us to come looking. He’s fully aware of how much we need Him every moment of every day.
We’re not built to be self-reliant. We may grow old, but we never fully grow up…up to the heights of Him. And He’s okay with that. He’s offering His assistance with a promise that He’ll never turn us down.
And here’s what my heart struggled with: I need to be okay with that.
I need to admit every day I’m useless without His guidance.
I’m hopeless without His promises.
I’m worthless without His salvation.
I’m nothing without grace.
But, friends, just think of what I am in Him…just imagine what I can do with Him by my side or carrying me through…
Oh How I need Him.
So it’s settled. I want to wake up each dawn, see His splendor in the sunrise, bow before Him and knock. I want to appear before the King of Kings each morn and invite Him to my side. Or in front. Or whatever position He deems best for what I’m about to face that day. He knows best. Always.
This morning, it went something like this:
Father, here I am admiring Your masterpiece before me. Just when I think I’ve seen all the beauty there is to behold in a sunrise, you dazzle me with more…more of You. Thank You for showing me You have so much to offer. You have so much to give and You never grow weary of splashing me with surprises. Even in something that happens everyday.
Lord, I don’t know what today holds. I cannot anticipate every incidental or circumstance I’ll need to take on around every bend. Father, please, come with me today. Be my guide. Because You know. You see. You have the best course of action ready. And that’s the one I want. I want…no…I need You right here with me.
Show me the way, Abba, and I’ll go. Lead me and I’ll follow. Carry me and I’ll hold on tight.
So break the dawn, crack the skies, make the way bright before me. For I know in Your light, I will find all I need for today….You.
Oh how I need You…
Then I blast this song and sing along. I invite you, friend, to do the same (subscribers, CLICK HERE to listen in to this amazing moment of worship).
Oh How I Need You
All Sons and Daughters
Lord I find You in the seeking
Lord I find You in the doubt
And to know You is to love You
And to know so little else
I need You
Oh how I need You
Lord I find You in the morning
Lord I seek You every day
And let my life be for Your glory
Woven in Your threads of grace
Light glorious light
I will go where You shine
Break the dawn, crack the skies
Make the way bright before me
In Your light, I will find
All I need, all I need is You
How about you, friend? How do you claim your dependence on Him every day? Are you okay with it? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.