Our Deepest Need

Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and we will be satisfied."
John 14:8 (NLT)

What would it take to get to the deepest part of you? Maybe you donít even want to think about it...but God knows. He knows exactly what is needed to expose the most protected part of our heart, the part we will hold onto with all our might. Why would God want to expose it? Because He already knows our deepest need, and that need is Jesus Christ. Our Father knows we need Him long before we do and He must bring things into our lives, peeling away the layers, until that need for Him has been exposed.

What happens in that exposure? Our deepest need can be satisfied. We can live forgiven and enjoy the abundant life God has offered us. We wonít miss the very best God has for us here and forevermore. God is not exposing our deepest need to harm us; He is exposing that need to help us find Him.

In the perfect plan of God, He knows who we are and what will be required in our lives to bring us to Him. Before the world began, God knew He would be creating you and me. He also provided a way that we would not miss Him while we are here. God knows exactly what will be needed to take our focus off this world and place it on Him. The question is, will we? Will we turn to Him, look at Him and find the truth He so longs to share with us, or will we turn away from Him and be forever lost? Will we allow what hurts us most to reach down into the deepest part of our heart and expose our greatest need...the need for Jesus Christ, finding our satisfaction in Him?

We all need the assurance that only Jesus Christ can give--that no matter what we have done, how miserably we have failed, how difficult this life can get, there is Hope in Him. There is forgiveness and life-everlasting. We cling to what is so temporary, most times, and miss what is of eternal importance. When we get there, to the deepest cavern of our heart and open it up to the light of God, we will see things in a whole new way. Thatís where God brings in His peace that transcends human understanding. It cannot be done in the flesh; our nature is just not willing. It has to be done in the supernatural, and in a way that just does not make sense to the world around us. Here we have set rules, set ways of looking at things, set ways of how we think things should be done. Godís ways are far above our ways.

Will we allow Godís plan to unfold, to be used for His glory, to give Him the freedom to work in our lives by inviting Him into the deepest part of our heart--or will we insist that His ways are wrong, fight for our right to be "right," and never allow Him to touch us that deeply, to change us that miraculously or to use us in such a mighty way for His Kingdom? It is a choice we must make...

For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4-5 (NLT)