During one of last month’s Sunday morning classes, someone used the word “needy” as they commented on what was being discussed. I don’t recall the exact topic of discussion, but it seems like needy fits well with humility, since there are times when we do need to humble ourselves, especially when it comes to the point of asking others for help. I admit that I am not one to ask for help, but my wife has suggested on more than one occasion that I seek help from others.

According to; “People who are needy don’t have enough of life’s necessities, like money, food, water, education, or shelter. Many charities collect money that helps needy people.”

Although this is an appropriate definition, it seems to focus more on physical needs. There are also those in need of emotional support where as this definition seems to ignore the psychological needs of our minds.

It is easy to see that each of us are needy when it comes to physical necessities. To prove my point, just try to stop breathing, stop eating, or stop drinking for an extended period of time. I suspect, no I guarantee, that if you attempt to stop any of these activities, it will turn out badly for you. So when it comes to physical necessities, we are needy people.

In other aspects of our lives, admitting that we are needy may not come easy. As mentioned, I am not one to ask for help. It does take humility on our part to seek out the help of others. It’s not that we can’t see our actual need, but we sometimes don’t or just won’t admit that we desperately need help from others. Thankfully, there are those who are willing and able to help if we just ask.

There are also those in this world who will not admit that they need God and Jesus in their lives. Obviously we need the physical necessities of life, but what is our life without a relationship with God. I think that being “needy” toward God is actually a very beneficial and priceless necessity. We must cherish the blessing of our relationship with our God.

Matthew 7: 7 – 8 (NKJV)

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 

Thankfully, God is willing and able to help if we just ask.

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