How You Will Be Blessed If Jesus Is Everything You Want and Need

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Carry your cross. Count the cost. Words that don't sound like Jesus. But He invites His followers to know that when He is what we want we have all we need. #Jesus #BibleStudy #CarryYourCross #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG

I recently circled these words of David from Psalm 142:

Then I pray to you, O Lord.
    I say, “You are my place of refuge.
    You are all I really want in life.

Psalm 142:5

The rest of that section of his Psalm says things like . . . “I cry out, I plead, I pour out my complaints and tell Him all my troubles. I look for someone to help me but no one gives me a passing thought.”

And the words before say:

No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.

Psalm 142:4b

Have you ever felt like David? Lonely? Afraid? Like no one cares?

If so, I want you to know that it is a lie straight from the pits of hell.

You see what David realized in the middle of his prayer is that…

Even if God is all you and I have, we have everything we need!

Jesus came to not only save us but He came to show people that TRUTH! He came to be everything we want and need!

In Luke 14, we have an account of another one of Jesus’ stories:

Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations.

Luke 14:16

But people made excuses. They were busy or they had more important priorities.

They all began making excuses.

Luke 14:18a

So the Master told His servant:

“Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.”

Luke 14:23

After Jesus told them all were invited and all are wanted, He told them…

“But don’t begin until you count the cost.”

Luke 14:28a


Because He knew the challenges, the rejections, the mocking, the persecution . . . the crosses His followers would have to carry. But He also knew the TRUTH that His ancestor, David, had spoken generations before…

You are all I really want in life.

Because He has promised to give us everything we need when He is all we want.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

Luke 12:31
Carry your cross. Count the cost. Words that don't sound like Jesus. But He invites His followers to know that when He is what we want we have all we need. #Jesus #BibleStudy #CarryYourCross #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG

A Prayer for Jesus to Be
Everything You Want and Need

Thank you Father for your invitation to each of us to turn from our frivolous and less than meaningful lives for an eternal relationship with You that is filled with purpose, peace, and love. Thank you for Jesus who makes it all possible.

He said there is a cost to following Jesus and surrendering my life to You. We may lose popularity, status, and relationships . . . but oh, the wonderful things we receive. Forgiveness. Hope. Peace. Contentment. Love. And so very much more. By Your grace, when Jesus is all we want we receive everything we need one moment at a time.

Because You are who You say You are and You faithfully keep Your promises, I can say from the depth of my heart . . . “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life.” Amen.

Carry your cross. Count the cost. Words that don't sound like Jesus. But He invites His followers to know that when He is what we want we have all we need. #Jesus #BibleStudy #CarryYourCross #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG
Jesus is all we want and need!

When you and I repent and surrender our lives to Jesus no matter what it costs, when we make Jesus everything we want . . . He graciously becomes everything we need.

I can’t really explain it. I’ve shared before, that I held back a little bit of myself for years because I was afraid that the “cost” might be greater than I was willing to give. I was afraid I would have to sacrifice something that was too dear or that God would allow a pain that was too great.

I know now that was a lie from the enemy.

God has carried me through things I never believed I could endure. He’s carrying me through a difficult time right now. And He has proven to me…

The words for today’s note…

If Jesus is all I have; I have everything I need.

May God bless you as you invite the Holy Spirit to help you make Jesus everything you want and need.

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  1. Mariyn Laite says:

    Jesus is everything I want and need. Soon we will walk through Easter week as we reflect on each day of the last week of our dear Saviors life on earth. I still feel the sorrow of his suffering but I also feel the great love He had for us. The joy of Easter Sunday when he is resurrected. There is no joy like it. Yes, Jesus is everything I want and need. Bless you Deb.

  2. Thank you, Deb, for reminding all of us that Jesus is all we really need in this life. May we seek Him and God’s kingdom first and foremost.

  3. Deb,
    It continues to amaze me that God orchestrates the timing of your posts with what my spirit is seeking to know and understand. You have such a gift of teaching in writing and I’m so thankful you choose to use it on this platform.
    Thank you sister!
    I will be praying for you….????

    1. Thank you, Monday! I am so very blessed by your encouragement. God bless you!

  4. Idah kalua says:

    Indeed if Jesus is all I have I have everything I need, I too feel insecure,afraid because of circumstances I pass through, experiences . Am thankful to God because he is still not giving up on me but rather try to remind me how secured. God bless you Deb and thank you.

    1. Thank you for your kind encouragement, Idah! God is good! And praying He blesses you!