“Mama, I need you. “ A phrase I hear quite often lately that comes out of the mouth of my three year old daughter. There is nothing quite like the feeling of being needed, especially from a cute little red headed girl. (My personal favorite is when she “needs” to snuggle).
Interestingly enough, the word “Need” has a long history with my daughter and I that she does not know about. The day she was born, was beautiful and yet completely chaotic. Many things went wrong, but through it all I experienced a closeness to God that I will be forever grateful for. Throughout it all, one worship song played constantly in my head, over and over again. “Lord, I Need You.” I did need Him, desperately…..
When we got over one hurdle, and then experienced another….
God’s steadfast presence and love got me (and her) through it all. I needed Him in a way I never had before and it was then and there I realized that I should be doing a better job of proclaiming that I need Him every single day, for without Him I am nothing.
Ever since that day, this song has popped up when I need it the most. When I am struggling with a decision, a relationship, or a beyond cranky three year old, this song is on the radio, lyrics in the form of an image somewhere, or played at modern worship service. A constant gentle reminder that I need God.
It seems so simple, yet I often forget it’s importance. God I need You.
When was the last time you told God you needed Him?
Listen To “Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher Below