Nov 26, 2012
I once heard someone answer this by saying —
No, it’s actually a stretcher.
In other words, we are too needy for just a crutch.
We are so needy we need a stretcher.
To see this, ask yourself —
What do you NOT need?
Is there ANYTHING you provide for yourself?
Think about it —
Why do you exist? Because God created you. (Gen 1:27).
Where did you get your body? God made it for you. (Psa 139:13)
Where did you get your abilities, job, spouse, children? God gave them to you. (1Cor 4:7; 1Cor 15:10)
Where do you get motivation to work? God gives it to you. (Phil 2:13)
Why are you alive today? Because God willed it. (James 4:15)
Where did you get the faith to be saved? God gave it to you. (Eph 2:8)
Where do you get the grace to persevere? God provides it for you. (Jude 1:24-25; Phil 1:6)
How have you not been overcome by Satan? Jesus has protected you. (1John 5:18)
How will you avoid eternal punishment? Because Jesus paid for your sins. (Mark 10:45)
How will you live forever? Because God will raise you from the dead. (1Cor 15:22)
We need help to see this
The more we see our neediness before Jesus Christ, the more we will trust Him.
And the more we trust Him —
- the more joy have (Phil 1:25)
- the more loving we are (Gal 5:6)
- the more glorified He is (Rom 4:20)
But our pride makes us NOT want to admit our neediness before Him.
So — to help you do this — pray the words of Chris Tomlin’s powerful worship song — “Lord I Need You.”
And let me know below what God does in your heart. Thanks.
What did God do in your heart?
I’d love to hear. Leave a reply below. Thanks.
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And here are some related resources you might find helpful —
My Battle With Pride
The Faith-Joy Connection
"All I Have Is Christ" (a powerful worship song)
"Put on Humility." Ok -- but HOW?