All I need

I woke up this morning thinking about how Jesus is all I need. How when all is said and done, Jesus in my life is all that matters. Certainly I am blessed with all the things that matter in an earthly sense – health, family, provisions, etc – but ultimately, the free gift of salvation and of the father/daughter relationship I have with my creator – that is foundational. That is what matters the most!!

And God obviously wanted us to get this message. If you look at the most basic necessities of life (air, water, shelter, food) throughout Scripture – God proclaimed that he was all these things. He took all of the things we know to be required for life for all of us – rich or poor; male or female; black or white… and he said “I am these things”.

The big difference is that these things on earth can be taken away.

We could find ourselves gasping for air but…

“The Spirit of God made me what I am, the breath of God Almighty gave me life! (Job 33:1-4 MSG)

Our supply of water could disappear but…

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:13, 14 NLT)

The shelter we depend on could suddenly collapse but…

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalms 91:1 NLT)

We could find ourselves struggling to find food but…

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. Yes, I am the bread of life! (John 6:47, 48 NLT)

And as soon as we truly make God the center of our life – we will know that we have all we need.

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:31-34 NLT)

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