During his meeting the great missionary-evangelist E. Stanley Jones would often prompt his audiences by asking the question "Do you have a need?" He would receive a negative reply and then he would say, "If you don't think you have a need then that's your need. " Truer words were never spoken for we all (even the most advanced Christians) have needs. Here is a list according to the Word of God.
- We need His Presence daily (Ex. 33:14) Moses found His presence essential. We too need the infilling presence of the Spirit.
- We need His strength daily (Deut. 33:25Israel enjoyed the strength of God and coped with every calamity that befell them. We too need that strength to defeat the enemy.
- We need His daily allowance (II Kings 25:30) Johachin was granted a daily provision by the King as long as he lived. We too need a daily allowance of His grace for all circumstances of our lives.
- We need His blood applied daily (Exodus 12:13)God told the Israelites to strike the blood on the door-posts and the blood would prove a covering. We too need a covering of blood daily to cleanse us from all sin.
Rev. W. Scott Lockard
©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries