"I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me... You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish My best work. You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately..." (348)
There really is something special about those who intimately know and trust God even when being led "along a path that...highlight[s their] need for" more of Jesus. I am quite intrigued by those who live out a quiet, peaceful confidence in a Sovereign, attentive God. Their basic needs, physical needs, emotional needs... all levels of need, tend to rest securely, in Divine provision.
The scripture for today highlights this incredible God-confidence. "The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose waters never run dry." Isaiah 58:11
We can be Divinely led and satisfied in the dry, desert, sparse times of life. We can know God attends to physical needs, health concerns and implements healing, "strengthen[ing] bones" and body. May we be a well "watered garden" and a "spring whose waters never run dry." May we be an overflow of fruitfulness and blessing as we emotionally and relationally touch others today.
Wrapped up in this one verse I find great promises for God's daily direction and provision in life. My needs are not just problematic...they are purposeful! Giving me another opportunity to intimately KNOW God! Like others, who have come to intimately know God, I am challenged to draw closer and closer to Him, discovering... He can be absolutely trusted!
My Needs are really God-Paths to Intimacy...dmc