You Need Me

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You need me every moment.  Your awareness of your constant need for Me is your greatest strength.Your neediness, properly handled, is a link to My Presence. However, there are pitfalls that you must be on guard against: self-pity, self-preoccupation, giving up. Your inadequacy presents you with a continual choice — deep dependence on Me, or despair.

The emptiness you feel within will be filled either with problems or with My Presence.

Make Me central in your consciousness by praying continually: simple, short prayers flowing out of the present moment. Use My Name liberally, to remind you of My Presence.

Keep on asking and you will receive, so that your gladness may be full and complete.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ; John 16:24

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

Do you have a tendency to choose self-pity as most of us sometimes do? What about self-preoccupation? Do you give up? Come join the conversation on our blog! We’d love to hear from you about your dependence upon the Lord. ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young's devotional writing is helping untold numbers of women and men in their quest for intimacy with Christ. Sarah has a degree in philosophy from Wellesley and holds graduate degrees in psychology/counseling from Tufts, Georgia State, and Covenant Seminary. Sarah and her husband have traveled widely, counseling and planting churches in Japan and Australia. They currently minister to Japanese people living in Perth, Australia.

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