That’s All I Need ~ March 22

That’s All I Need

The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

When I think about need, I can’t help but recall the scene from the 1979 movie The Jerk when Navin R. Johnson is leaving his mansion and taking with him just the things he needs. He says, “The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that’s all I need.” It’s a funny scene, and it illustrates well the fact we sometimes think we need things that are trivial in the overall concept of our lives. The things Navin thought he needed were simply the things closest to him—things he could reach out and grab.

The more we focus on God, the more we will begin to realize material things are not what we need. When God becomes the center of our lives, we will see His peace as the one thing we’ve always needed, and will soon realize we’ve had it all along, but simply failed—or refused—to partake of  it.

God has supplied everything we need, and we need do nothing to obtain any of it. We merely have to acknowledge Him, realize He loves us unconditionally, and keep our eyes on Him. That’s all we need to do.

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2 Comments »

  1. coastalmom said

    Okay this is weird. I know I was following you. I get so busy I don’t realize when I am not being notified by some of my favs and you are one of them! You said such great things on my last post that it peaked my interest as to why I hadn’t seen your posts lately and I looked up and it looked like I was not following anymore. I know that I did not unfollow you! What is up with wordpress?! Anyway as my husband says… it is probably User Error… can’t ever be the other guy. LOL… But loved your metaphor of The Jerk!
    I needed to read this especially today:

    We merely have to acknowledge Him, realize He loves us unconditionally, and keep our eyes on Him. That’s all we need to do.

    Thank you!!!!
    Di

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