Just What We Need
". . . your Father knows what you need before you ask Him" (Matthew 6:8).
After 12 straight losing seasons, Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski hired Jim Leyland to manage the team in 2006. Even thought the Tigers limped through the last week of the season, losing their last five games and getting swept by the Kansas City Royals, not only did they still have a winning season, but they also secured a spot in the playoffs -- something that had not happened since 1987. While Leyland was quick to deflect the credit toward the players, Dombrowski said of him, "He's just a great manager. He's just what we needed."
What is it that you NEED from God today? Maybe it's rest, peace, love, hope, faith, mercy, friendship or direction. Whatever it is you can be assured that God is aware of not only what you need, but when you need it. "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6). Christ's death on the cross was exactly what we needed at exactly the right time.
Sometimes God will supply what you need directly as you walk intimately with Him, and other times He will do it through His people. In fact, He could be calling you to work with Him in supplying the needs of another person today.
Seek the Lord with all your heart this week and know that He can and will supply your needs at just the right time.
1. Describe a time in sports when you've gotten just what you needed.
2. How have you seen God meet your needs in life?
3. What do you need from God today? In what way will you seek Him in this time of need?
Psalm 116:6; 142
2 Corinthians 8:14