Your Needs and My Riches

by Keris Dahlkamp

Categories: Youth Ministry


By Keris Dahlkamp

As I started work today I came across this devotional in Jesus Calling and thought it perfect for this time of year. It is written as if Jesus were speaking to you.

Here is what it says…

“Your needs and My riches are a perfect fit. I never meant for you to be self-sufficient. Instead, I designed you to need Me not only for daily bread but also for fulfillment of deep yearnings. I carefully crafted your longings and feelings of incompleteness to point you to Me. Therefore, do not try to bury or deny these feelings. Beware also of trying to pacify these longings with lesser Gods: people, possessions, power.

Come to Me in all your neediness, with defenses down and with the desire to be blessed. As you spend time in My Presence, your deepest longings are fulfilled. Rejoice in your neediness, which enables you to to find completion in Me.”

May this time of year be one of rest for you. For many of us, the period of Advent, while supposed to be restful, is often a time of stress and even increased hurry. Today, or sometime this week, I encourage you to just sit quietly and focus on your need for Him.