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 writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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