Do you consider yourself to be a needy person? In some ways, it is good to be needy.
We are not talking about needs that lead to dependency on others or deprivation, rather
we are talking about being needy before God. It was said of the church at Laodicea:
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of
nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou
mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the
shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see. (Revelation 3:17-18)
Because they failed to perceive their true needs, the Laodiceans became lukewarm and
self-sufficient. Perhaps because of their material wealth they thought they had no needs,
but spiritually they sure did!
Philippians 4:19 declares, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches
in glory by Christ Jesus." God supplies according to need. Take away the need, and
there is no supply.
The right kind of need attracts supernatural resources, the divine provision about which
we are studying. The bigger your spiritual purpose--your dreams, goals, and objectives--
the bigger the supply God has reserved for you. The more resources you need to
accomplish His purposes, the larger the provision of finances, talents, and abilities.
A needless life is an unproductive life. A great spiritual leader named Oswald Chambers
declared, "If we are ever free from the sense of need, it is not because the Holy Spirit has
satisfied us, but because we have been satisfied with as much as we have. A sense of
need...keeps our life rightly related to Jesus Christ."
God knows your need before you ask: "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I
will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear" (Isaiah 65:24). God wants to
provide for you abundantly. The Bible declares that He is "...able to do exceeding
abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us"
God's Word to you today is: "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth
all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.