All I Need

We have moved into our new, temporary abode, but I don’t have my computer set up. My wife does, but she’s more important than me – she does taxes. 
So, the following is either being written or texted by voice on my iPhone, therefore please forgive me if there are any errors.

Anyway, the last night that I stayed at the house where we used to live, I slept there with hardly anything in the house that belonged to us; most everything except bulky stuff had been boxed up and hauled away. 

I looked over into the open closet, and there was nothing there but one set of clothes and a pair of shoes that I was going to wear the next day.

I looked up from the bed that I was lying on and saw the ceiling above me, keeping the rain that was falling hard outside from falling hard on to me. 

Downstairs there was a refrigerator with a little food in it, just enough to make some breakfast and maybe a little extra.

I had running water, electricity, heat, and locks on the doors. 

It was as I was looking around at the near-empty rooms, something very important struck me: I really had all I needed.

I mean, what more did I really need? I had food, shelter, security, a place to sleep, clothes, and probably a few other things that I didn’t notice. With everything gone from the house, I still had everything I needed.

That made me ask, “Why do I have all that other stuff in the first place?”

It made me realize how rich I really am. Take everything away and an “empty” house is not as empty as I thought. 

That’s when I started thinking about Jesus. When everything is gone I still have him, and he’s really all I need.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” – 1 Timothy 6:6-8

Are you rich? 

Are you content? 

Do you have Jesus? 


Filed under Christian Maturity, Christianity, General Observations, God, Life Lessons, salvation, worship

8 responses to “All I Need

  1. Amos Lowrance

    Yes I am rich, God has provided all the necessities of life for me and mine plus a few extras. I am blessed to live in America with freedom of religion,and so many other benefits.
    I am content with my station in life. I am content with my salvation and Gods plan for my life..
    I have Jesus in my heart and life.
    I can’t get out as much as I used to but He has provided all my needs and then some. I get to testify to his goodness both here and in the clinic where I undergo dialysis. So far I am happy to report 2 people have expressed their desire to know Him better as a result of my witness and the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
    God is Good ALL the time.

  2. If I may ask, what is your next step? I like the title of your blog: “living a life of grace”–I say AMEN to that for you and your family. Has God put something in particular in your mind/heart?

    • My hope and prayer is that God will open up another opportunity to pastor. I have specific things on my heart in that regard, certain directions to lead. But other than that, I’m in a waiting and surviving mode.

  3. Amen! This was a great reminder. God has truly blessed me in so many ways. ❤

  4. The feels! I has them! Especially as we prepare for selling our house!

  5. Reblogged this on a simple man of God and commented:

    Yep. Good stuff.

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