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“If I could give one hope, new breath to an old song. It’s a yes that births a more that never ends.”

Jesus didn’t come to set us straight on how much we needed Him. That was abundantly clear from the moment Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. He came to give us access to love—receiving and giving, beholding and becoming.

While the seen world operates around the measurements of need, the unseen world, the one we are invited to live in by faith, is about measureless love. The Kingdom of heaven operates in the context of love. Our Father does not need us nor is it His greatest desire that we need Him. He is not looking for slaves but for sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, friends.

Need is not a reality in the Kingdom of heaven. We are called to live heaven here, now. The Christian life is about knowing and becoming love, and then meeting the needs of those around us with the love we have received from God. It’s a journey into a mature love that has the power of all of heaven at its back.

Need is self-focused. If it’s our foundation, then in every interaction we will protect our right to need. If need is the foundation of our relationship with God, we relegate ourselves to a poverty existence. For those consumed by need, God’s love is a limited resource, heaven is a remote future, and life, hope, and peace are distant realities that must be striven for.

In the measureless generosity of our Father’s love, needs are not just met, they are miraculously redeemed. The reality of heaven transforms the reality on earth. Fear, insecurity, shame, condemnation, every life-taxing fruit of need bends the knee and love trumps. These moments become rally points for revival, testimonies of His nature.

May you know His love and may all your needs bend the knee.


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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