The Write for Your Life shirts are back and better than ever — now available in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and hoodies in an assortment of colors!
We needed a reason to celebrate the end of Write 31 Days, right? Well, here you go!
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I’m wearing the charcoal hoodie right now, and it is SO warm and cozy. I adore it.
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: NEED
(And no, I didn’t pick the word because of how much you NEED a Write for Your Life shirt . . . I promise!) 😉
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Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.
This morning I read a devotional by Paul Tripp that was related to the Apostle Paul’s comment in Scripture about only boasting in Christ. Pastor Tripp pointed out that apart from the cross, we have absolutely nothing to boast in.
His comment got me thinking about how utterly and completely dependent I am upon the Lord. Without Him and His grace, I wouldn’t even be here. I would have no breath. No sight. No voice.
I would have no food to eat, no way of earning money or caring for my family. I would be entirely helpless.
I often think about that song, “I need Thee, oh I need Thee . . . every hour, I need Thee.” It’s so true, isn’t it? And yet I often slip into this autopilot mode of pseudo-self-suffciency and pretend I have everything under control. All it takes is one stomach bug or one broken bone, and I’m laid low.
I rely on the final few chapters of Job when I need to be put back in my place. Passages like this one from Job 38:5-11 set me in awe:
“’Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?”
Yes, Lord. You are all I need.
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I love that old/new song! Thank you for the word – NEED. Now that is one to ponder, pray and sleep on tonight. I’ll see you in the a.m.
Blessings of all you need, and all your wants to be in alignment with God’s good plan for you and your family,
good post here Kate. That same tune popped into my head when I saw the word prompt. Pastor Tripp writes in such an understandable way doesn’t he?
It seems like God is reminding many of us that our need is in Him. That hymn is one of my favorites…gonna have to add it to my new Hymn playlist on my phone.
Well-said, Kate, and I love the song.
He is the air I breathe.
Kate, I often turn to Job 38 to remember He is God and I am not.
So true, I only need Him. Kate, thank you for all the inspiration that you provide.
How true! That is one of my favorite songs. 🙂
The passage you quoted makes me think of the Todd Agnew song “Where Were You?” Nothing like it for putting me in my place, in the best of ways.
Well, it looks like I needed to turn on the comments to my blog post and failed to do so this time. So sorry. I apologize to you all who visited and weren’t able to comment due to no space for it. All is well now! Thanks for the heads-up Julia!