God is self-sufficient
From What is God Like? A 21-Day Devotional
Remember the first time you realized you were pedaling your bicycle on your own? Realizing your mom or dad let go and you don’t need them anymore is freeing. You’re filled with triggers independence and confidence as it sinks in that you are in control. You can pedal wherever you want to go.
We can reach this same point in our relationship with our heavenly Father. When things are going well, we cruise around on our own like we don’t need Him — until we hit that speed bump or pothole. In that moment, we’re reminded that we’re still fragile and we’ll always need our Dad.
Unlike us, God really is self-sufficient. All things are His to give. All we have comes from God, and we have nothing to give Him that He has not already given us. God made the world and everything in it (Psalm 24:1). Every good gift is from Him. God doesn’t need palaces or temples. Instead, He chooses to live inside each of us, filling us with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. God put life and breath in us so we might seek Him through our own free will. When we do, He will be found as He isn’t very far away.
God doesn’t need anything from us. He desires a relationship for us, knowing that our lives are full when they are shared with Him.
- How does it feel to know God isn’t looking to get anything from you?
- Is there anything you’ve been doing because you feel like God needs you to do it?
- What, if anything, needs to change based on what you read today?