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If I Have You, I Have Everything

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"If I have you and nothing else, I have everything." Could you honestly sing these words from this newer worship song by Vertical Worship? 
 
Actually, maybe you're not even sure who the "you" is referring to in the song. It's Jesus. So, imagine having a relationship that makes everything or everyone else in life appear superfluous. Or, imagine having a relationship that could realistically meet all your emotional and spiritual and intellectual needs. 
 
It doesn't seem possible, does it? 
 
I mean think about it, we have someone who cuts our hair but it's not the same person that cleans our gutters. We call an expert to do our taxes but we send our dog to a groomer. We hang out with one friend because she make us laugh but we go to coffee with a different friend that listens when we cry. There doesn't seem to be anyone on this earth that is able to meet every single need that arises. 
 
So how could it be that knowing Jesus could give me everything that I've ever needed?
 
It's because Jesus is infinitely more capable of understanding you than a mere human being. Jesus knows everything about you. He loves you. He understands you. He knows what makes you tick. He truly knows who you are and what you need. 
 
Cry and he knows what will wipe away your tears. Laugh, and he'll laugh with you. Think and he'll interject a brilliant thought. Be confused, and he'll straighten your path. He's everything. He's simply and incredibly everything you'll ever need. 
 
Plus, he's invested so much in you already. Creation. The Cross. The Resurrection. The Bible. Your very life. 
 
So, take a first step INTO THE DEPTHS of this intimate relationship with Jesus. Trust, that He is everything you need. Trust Him in that. 
 
You Are Loved!  
 
 
(This is part of the Into the Depths series.)
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Into The Depths

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You weren't cleansed from sin so that God could merely tolerate you in His presence. Yes, God hates sin and, yes, your face would completely melt off in His eternal presence if there were any hint of unrighteousness residing in you; but God also saved you to experience deep relationship with Him. 
 
God loves you and God longs for you to know Him more deeply than you know Him today. 
 
So, how deep have you gone with the Lord lately? Think about it, He knows everything about you anyway, but have you offered up your heart to Him in a way that shows Him you trust Him and want to give more of yourself to Him? 
 
How vulnerable have you been with the Lord?
 
In the coming weeks, I'm going to be writing about creating a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. It's all right there before us. We have an opportunity to lean on the Lord and press into the Lord. He cares about us deeply. 
 
So, hopefully you're ready for it. Hopefully you're ready to dive in, to go deep. 
 
Meanwhile, read these verses from the book of Psalms. They'll challenge you to want to understand more deeply the God who knows everything about where you are physically and emotionally and spiritually:
 
Psalm 139:1-3, O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 
 
You Are Loved!
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