We live in a me-first culture. We want to be the best. Our flesh is hungry to worship itself, and that appetite is satisfied through a hardy diet of selfish ambition. So we form our identity through our accomplishments. We work hard in our careers, our education, our lifestyles—and even our churches—to guarantee success. Ambition […]
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.
**Disclaimer: I wrote this article to encourage the Church to obey God even in the midst of fear and uncertainty. I used my own fears involved in our upcoming adoption as an example. Unfortunately, about a month after I wrote this, our daughter passed away before we could complete her adoption. Having my fears become […]
Three months ago today, I woke up to a world I didn’t recognize. A reality I didn’t choose. A pain I’d never experienced. My precious Gracious was gone from my life as unexpectedly and abruptly as she came into it. These last months are a bit fuzzy in my mind. My memories of them play […]