Why We Need Jesus Every Day: 11 Verses to Live in His Word and Experience His Presence
- Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
- 2017 29 Nov
Not a day goes by that we’re not in need of God’s grace and peace. Every morning we need His Spirit to fill us again, to strengthen us for what’s ahead. Every day we need a fresh word that He speaks to our hearts, to help keep our focus on what’s more important. Trying to run this race of life without Jesus will do nothing but drain us dry.
The people of Israel spent 40 years in the desert, wandering in circles. Times were intense, hot, and dry. I'm sure they got weary. But God met them where they were. He made sure they had what they needed. They learned how much they had to rely on Him through every hard and grueling step..
They were hungry, and God sent manna. Every day a miracle was there, right before their eyes. They just had to pick it up.
“When the dew was gone, thin flakes like frost on the ground appeared on the desert floor. When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was.
Moses said to them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat. This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’”
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The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed. Then Moses said to them, “No one is to keep any of it until morning” (Exodus 16:14-19).
And just like the people of Israel had to gather it fresh every morning in the wilderness, so it is with us. They couldn't store it up; they had to look for it daily. And God always provided. Each morning it was there, waiting for them. Every day He made sure it met their needs, they were satisfied, they were nourished, they were cared for. And they never lacked, for God's resources never run dry.
That's what He does for us every single morning. Sometimes we miss it, out of busyness or stress. We try to get things going too fast, spinning wildly, trying to get it all done, and sometimes we might start to forget what matters most.
But even for those times, His grace is there. He waits for us. His patience and His peace never run dry.
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Each day, His miracles are all around, right before our eyes. We just have to choose to look for them, to pick up His provision, and stay close to His Presence.
Jesus covers our past, secures our future, and gives us all that we need for this day too. He promises that as we come to Him, and allow His truths to nourish and saturate our lives, we will be satisfied. We will have all that we need to live abundantly and freely in this life.
Don’t waste another moment trying to do life all on your own strength. We were never meant to carry the load and burdens that we face daily; we will always fall short. But we can live in and through His power. It’s a daily choice. May God help us to choose wisely.
11 Verses to Help Us Live in the Power of His Word and Experience the Presence of Jesus: Why We Need Him Every day
Jesus is the Bread of Life – "Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty'" (John 6:35).
Jesus offers us Living Water – “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water” (John 4:10).
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life – “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
Jesus is our Savior and Lord – “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Jesus is our Rock – “For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:4).
Jesus is our Redeemer – “And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last will take His stand on the earth” (Job 19:25).
Jesus is the Light of the world – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Jesus is our Peace – “For he himself is our peace…” (Ephesians 2:14).
Jesus is the Beginning and the End – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13).
Jesus is our Deliverer – “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
Jesus is the Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
All this…and still so much more. He is Mighty. He is Worthy. And He rules over all.
Don’t ever doubt that He’s not there for you, or that He doesn’t care about what you’re walking through. He loves you more than you could ever imagine, and promises to be with you, always.
The One who sets us free.
Sometimes life can feel hurried and stressed. Help us not to allow the enemy to steer us away from you. For it’s in those times, that we know we need you most. Give us the strength and wisdom we need to come to you daily, instead of trying to do life all on our own. We thank you for the gift of Jesus, who is able to meet our deepest needs. We thank you for your Holy Spirit who is able to refresh us deep within our souls. Thank you Lord, that you are enough, you are more than enough.
In Jesus’ Name,
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