What I (Really) Need

I don’t need …   

   —another great sermon or a good book

   a divine appointment or an important connection

   a word of encouragement or exhortation

I don’t need to visit  …

   —a significant or sentimental place from the past

   —an anointed conference

   —a church or a prayer room

I’m not looking for …

   —a mountain top experience

   —profound revelation

    —or even breakthrough

What I need is simple …

I need Him.

Only Him. I MUST have Him.  I have to have Him.

Without Him, nothing means anything.  With Him, even pain and loss become stepping-stones to greater joy.

Don’t get me wrong …

I’m eternally grateful for many great messages; good books; divine appointments; and encouraging words. 

I’ve been deeply blessed  by visits to significant places; by many anointed conferences; and  some amazing churches and prayer rooms.

I’ve been transformed by mountain top experiences; profound revelations; and life changing spiritual breakthroughs. 

But right here, right now …

My need … my ache … my desire … my longing …

Is for him.

To be with Him … to know Him … to see Him … to touch Him … to worship Him  …

To love Him.

I don’t need words.  I don’t need a place.  I don’t need an experience or even an answered prayer …

I need Him.

I need His presence …

In His presence, this senseless world makes sense.  In His presence, restlessness becomes rest. In His presence, impatience becomes patience; confusion becomes clarity; and heartache becomes wholeness …

In His presence is fullness of joy.

As I set my face and my heart to seek Him …

   —I’m wooed by relentless love

   drawn by the fire in His eyes

   held by the silent embrace of His gaze

   —immersed in the eternal glory of His Being

   —both stirred and satisfied by desire too deep for words

I’m complete … I’m whole … I’m at peace … 

I’m loved.

I’m ruined for lesser passions … my heart ravished by the superior pleasure of loving Him … lovesick with desire.

In Him, I have everything I need …

Him.

Beautiful Jesus, You alone satisfy the longing in my soul. There is nothing quite like the reality of being known by You and being loved by You–and the privilege of knowing You and loving You in return. 

“I am my beloved’s. And my beloved is mine.  I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me.”  Song of Solomon 6:3 and 7:10 (NKJV)

“I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him I am lovesick!” –Song of Solomon 5:8 (NKJV)


4 thoughts on “What I (Really) Need

  1. I absolutely love this post Cindy! This is what it’s all about – Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus… Thank you for bringing Him into clearer focus for me this morning. Bless you 🙂

  2. I’m loved.

    I’m ruined for lesser passions … my heart ravished by the superior pleasure of loving Him … lovesick with desire.

    This is so where I am at right now!! There is a new song I found: Come take your chances with the King of Romances!!! I am so loved and blessed!!!

  3. In His presence, this senseless world makes sense. In His presence, restlessness becomes rest. In His presence, impatience becomes patience; confusion becomes clarity; and heartache becomes wholeness …

    I’m leaning into Him, thank you for verbalize what I could not

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