My "Need-Meeter"...and "Icing on the Cake"

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily,and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9-10 ESV

Jesus is my Need-Meeter!

When I don't remember that, I get myself into lots of trouble.  I start expecting people -- husband, adult children, grandsons, friends, relatives, students -- to fill me up!

I expect the things I do to satisfy me to the nth teaching, my writing, even my "spiritual activities" like Bible study, prayer, meditation, etc.

If I look at anything or anyone as the meeter of my needs, I'll come up empty and hollow of soul.


When I keep in view the Lover of my soul...the MEETER of my NEEDS, my beautiful LORD JESUS CHRIST...I experience the fullness that is in Him!  And I can afford to pour myself out for others, because it's HIM that's poured out through me, His vessel!

So I repeat...

Jesus is my Need-Meeter!

And If Jesus is my Need-Meeter, everything else is just icing on the cake!

In fact, even the icing on the cake is HIM!  All is Gift because HE's my Source!  Everyone and everything else is off the hook!

...Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit... John 7:37-39 ESV