Sunday, our corporate worship fostered a deep drink of God’s Spirit by my weary soul. One song’s refrain, Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher, has been on continuous loop though my mind over the past three and a half days . . . continuing that infilling.

Lord, I need You, oh I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.

And through those words, how the Lord has spoken assurance, courage, endurance, perseverance into the work of the race laid out before me. Brought me strength when mine was depleted. Poured out peace into the midst of stressful moments. Given me clarity of mind when the cobwebs threatened to overwhelm me.

Gratefully, though slowly some days, I am running the race God has laid before me.

Surely, God will help me complete it, if . . . when . . . as I pause to drink in deeply of all God has prepared to sustain me for any given day, any given moment.

O God, you are my God. How I need you every minute. How I confess my dependency upon you. How I yearn to look to you in every minute. Seek you in every circumstance, relationship, task, interruption, person who crosses my path.

O God, help me extend grace, speak your words, accomplish your design, reflect your love for all . . .

For whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but you, O God, are the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Ps 73:25-26

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstance I find myself. . . my God has supplied all I need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil 4:11, 19

How precious is your lovingkindness, O God! I can take refuge in the shadow of Your wings, be abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and drink deeply from the river of Your delight. Ps 36:7-8

O taste and see that the Lord is good . . . Ps 34:8

Oh God, how I need You . . .