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I Need You Lord

Psalms 70:5 NIV

But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay.

I pray I never forget how poor and needy I am. Anytime I begin to rely on myself and my will I move one step closer to a place of darkness, chaos, and unmanageability.

I was recently asked a question in a Bible study I'm doing. "What is the difference between humility and humiliation in my life?" My answer was humility is accepting that I need Jesus as much today as I ever have, and that God's will for my life is better than my own and surrendering to that will. And humiliation is what is sure to happen when I do not. I do forget at times and that definition quickly rings true. But despite my willful spiritual amnesia the Lord out of His great and faithful love always tracks me down quickly to remind me who I am.

Matthew 5:3 NIV

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

*Good and gracious Father, my need for you today is as great as it's ever been. Lord, forgive me for the times my pride overtakes my humility and I begin to operate in my own sinful will. Thank you for the conviction and humiliation that reminds me where my help and hope comes from and always coming quickly when I cry out to You for help. Help me to never lose sight of my desperate ongoing need for what only you can give. Great is your faithfulness. It's in Jesus name I pray, amen.*

Shane Gehlert


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