I Need You

During quiet time, Holy Spirit revealed to me that there’s coming a time when His beloved will need to know Him as their strength in new ways. 

As God continues to bring shifts into our lives, He would have us recognize and acknowledge our need for Him. Holy Spirit especially highlighted the Word “NEED” in capital letters, as we believe Him for greater things.

All of the Biblical definitions of the Word need involve elements of measure and time. They can reference:

  • What is suitable, fit, convenient, advantageous, enough.
  • What is indispensable, required, essential, intimate, right, proper.
  • What is pressing, distressing, compelling.
  • Even what is indebted—what is owed.
  • Or simply needing more of something.

Chase Him

Holy Spirit also revealed that we are to synchronize our voices with His and chase Him.

Yes, chase.

He highlighted several verses, including this one in particular: Psalm 34:10 TPT, where King David sings, “…those who passionately pursue the Lord will never lack any good thing.” 

Ironically, the Word “lack” in this verse is transliterated from a Hebrew Word that’s spelled “chaser.”

According to Strong’s, this Hebrew Word (chaser) means to “be abated, bereave, decrease, cause to fail, have lack, make lower, want” (Strong’s #2637). It can reference the loss of a loved one or a change in status. It can mean to want something that feels withheld, even in regards to worth.

Like King David, when we find ourselves in a time of need, we can cry out to God to meet them (Ps 34:4, 15). He assures us in Psalm 84:11 ESV that He “is a sun and shield;” and that He “bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” 

Matthew 7:11 assures us that God gives “good things to those who ask him!”

In Matthew 7:7-8 TPT, Jesus says, “Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.”

Don’t Worry

Jesus also reminds us to forsake our worries and not chase after material needs, like unbelievers do (Mt 6:31-32). He asks us in Matthew 6:27 TPT “So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?” Then, He offers us a strategy in Matthew 6:33-34 TPT which says, “So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.”

Paul also reminds us in Philippians 4:6 TPT by saying, “Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life.” 

Synchronizing Voice

Especially in a time of need, we must remember that God’s voice is a “synchronizing voice,” meaning it perfectly times sound with action.

God says through the prophet Isaiah in 66:2, “But there is one my eyes are drawn to: the humble one, the tender one, the trembling one who lives in awe of all I say.”

King David offers us an encouraging strategy in Psalm 34:12-13 TPT by saying, “Do you want to live a long, good life, enjoying the beauty that fills each day? Then never speak a lie or allow wicked words to come from your mouth.” In Psalm 34:9 TPT he reminds us to “Worship in awe and wonder, all you who’ve been made holy! For all who fear him will feast with plenty.”

We can intentionally choose to agree with Him in Word and action. We can speak what He says and see mountains move and provision come. We can even experience a “miraculous escape” (Ps 34).

Grace is Necessary

His Spirit of Grace is necessary and works to help our voice align with His and fulfill our needs.

Hebrews 4:16 TPT says, “So now we draw near freely and boldly to where grace is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness.”

In 2 Corinthians 9:8 TPT, Paul says, “Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything —every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.”

God’s grace is also necessary to fulfill the needs of others through us. Holy Spirit impressed my heart many years ago that He’s raising up His beloved ones who have a great desire to give to others. Many will find themselves in positions to do so in this new season.

In this light, Jesus reminds us how to give in Matthew 6:2-4 NIV by saying, “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Pray with me if you will . . . 

Holy God,

Thank You for Your grace of provision.

We need You every step of the way to accomplish your plan for us.

“Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need Your help” (Ps 86:1 NLT).

Thank You that “Your wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to [me] through Jesus Christ” (Php 4:7 TPT).

To You be all glory, honor and praise.

Amen.

This devo was graciously re-posted by the Salem Web Network, which includes iBelieve.com.

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