Take a moment to pause, be still, and prepare your heart and mind to receive God’s word.
24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need. 26 From one man[a] he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.
27 “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your[b] own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
Acts 17:24-28 NLT
I love ice cream. I always make sure I have some in my fridge. It is as much a staple in my house as eggs or bread. Is it a necessity? For me, always! For a season, I had to cut dairy out of my diet. As an ice cream fan, this was tragic. I searched and searched for a good “non-dairy frozen dessert.” I tried everything – cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk. I became a connoisseur of the frozen dessert section. But no matter what I bought, nothing else satisfied. I’ll tell you what – nothing compared to that first bite of Ben and Jerry’s Tonight Dough after a long hiatus!
We can look to many things in our lives to meet our needs. We may look to a relationship, job or bank account to satisfy us. But the reality is, no thing on earth can satisfy like the real thing. Our God not only sees our needs, hears our pleas, but he satisfies every one.
What are some things you’ve been feeling are “needs” in your life right now? What have you been doing to try and satisfy them on your own?
Ask God to help you lay down these needs before him, and trust him with the outcome.
Take turns sharing some ways God has met your needs in the past. What are some needs you can trust he will meet in the future?