A few years ago, I boarded my first of many flights to Africa to serve some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Despite many preparations, I was still not ready for my initial confrontation with desperate poverty. I felt the shame of my own comfortable lifestyle while these precious people went days without food. I […]
If I had to describe myself in one word it would be, “needy.” I’ve felt this way for the last few years. I have a lot of experience with it, an unfortunate expertise.
The question is not, “are we needy?” The question is, “are we needy well?”
You, dear reader, are needy, too. My husband frequently reminds me that it’s good to be needy. Our needs extend well beyond our physical possessions. In my life, I find that my physical neediness always points me to my spiritual neediness.
How can I bring glory to God in my neediness? How is my being needy a good thing?
Join me in this journey that began with a simple, heartfelt prayer:
“Lord, help me to be needy well.”
For a more thorough manifesto on be needy well, click here.
In her book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, Rosaria Butterfield says, “We are the stories we tell.” Our lives, not just our words, are telling a story. I want to be a great storyteller. I want my story to proclaim God’s power perfected in my weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). I also want the themes […]
We all want to be as close as possible to the ones we love the most. But do we feel as passionately about being close to God? We often feel distant and lukewarm towards our heavenly father. Instead of him being our treasure, he’s more like a common part of our everyday lives. We do […]