Day 23: Need

God is our greatest need. We are dependent on Him for every breath we inhale and exhale. The resources we use are His. The gifts we have are His. As He tells us through the Apostle James, Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes] (James 1;17, AMP).

God is our greatest need. And yet, we need each other. Not in the same way we need God but we need each other. And this need is His doing. He has so purposed it that we develop in the context of our relationships.  Iron sharpening iron. Each a member of Christ’s body. Each with a special purpose and function. God is our greatest need. But we need each other. He designed it to be so.

This post is for Day 23 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge. The theme of my series is, “Season,” based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.

Five Minute Friday: Need


Sometimes I confuse them –
my wants (my desire for something)
and my needs (what is essential, necessary, required for my wellbeing).

Sometimes I confuse them –
my wants
and my needs.
Thankfully, my Father never does.

And I have this assurance, “Your Father knows what you need
before you ask Him.” (Matthew 6:8).
And this instruction from the Word made flesh,
“Pray then, in this way:
Our Father, who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our
debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen]’”
(Matthew 5: 9-13, AMP)

I pray for wisdom to distinguish between my wants and my needs.
And for grace to be content with what You provide.
Choosing to believe that You give good gifts
and will meet every need
(and even some wants)
in Your perfect timing.

FMFI am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is, “Need.”