Initially when I started this post I was going to do something around this song I need Thee. After all, Miss Kate’s word prompt need was perfect don’t you think? Instead, as I pondered my words, this poem I need popped out of my fingertips. I find it so odd when words I have pondered all day turn into something completely different.
Makes me think of when Hubby was preacher, and he’d have worked hard all week preparing a sermon, and then on Sunday morning something other than what he had planned came out of his mouth. God is so interesting in how he works through the giftings of his people.
We’ve been reading through the book of Matthew as a family after being inspired by a book review. And the words we read today helped remind me of God’s care for his people. Our belief, our firm belief matters with the prayers that we bring before our God of glory. That need is something I left out of the poem below. Makes me think I should add it!
necessities of life
are things that I need
and that others need as well.
someone or so the
song goes. Purpose hones
and soon plans become reality.
something needing my
daily care. Reason makes
rules something lived with well.
God is seen
in plants and animals
around, showing goodness and glory.
God Speaks to us
21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Question 1, Westminster Catechism
q: what is the chief end of man?
a: Man’s chief end is the glorify God and to enjoy him forever.
1 Corinthians 10:31
31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.