Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On Needing Him

I need you Jesus, to come to my rescue
Where else can I go?
There's no other Name by which I am saved

Capture me with Grace
I will follow You

Oh. my. goodness. How long will it take, how many times will it take for me to learn that I cannot do it on my own. I desperately need Jesus. I NEED Jesus.

need: the fact or an instance of feeling the lack of something; a requirement; necessity or obligation; extreme poverty or destitution (World English Dictionary)

My life without Jesus . . . I definitely feel the lack of Him.
He is a requirement to living this Christian-life.
A necessity. An obligation--I am bound to Him and cannot make do without Him.
Without Him, I am in a place of extreme poverty and destitution.

Probably for the one-hundredth time, I am re-realizing that I need Jesus. All of Jana's valiant efforts are not enough. I cannot conjure up goodness or try hard enough to make my life work.

He is necessary to me.

necessary: true under . . . all possible circumstances; determined to be true by its meaning, so that its denial would be self-contradictory; essential, so that without it its subject would not be the entity it is; always yielding a true conclusion (logic definitions, World English Dictionary)

Jesus is true under all possible circumstances.
Jesus is determined to be true simply by His meaning/being, so that denying Him is self-contradictory.
Jesus is essential, so that without Him I would not be the person He made me to be.
Jesus always yields a true conclusion.

I need Jesus.


  1. I'm right there with you Jana. I need Jesus too! Love you, my sister.

  2. We all need Jesus. And ironically not remembering we need Him is part of the reason we need Him. Loved the 24/7 quote Ian used Sunday. I am hanging up 24/7 - so I remember I need to call on the Holy Spirit's power 24/7 in all things.

  3. Thanks for this post, Jana! Been realizing how much I need Him too... <3