Given For Others’ Needs

“Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.” Numbers 3:6
“And they shall attend to his needs and the needs of the whole congregation . . .” Numbers 3:7

I read this and wonder how the Levites felt about being given to meet Aaron and the congregation’s needs? What if they had wanted to be farmers, artisans, shepherds or men of war?

Lord, please help me to want what You know I need. And to see the need behind others’ wants. And here’s a simple poem . . .

We, The Needy

Needs curl up in my lap
and sit across the table from me.
They ring on the phone,
call from the other room
and spill out of
opened envelopes.

I begin to
turn them over
and pick them up
by being ever so needy
of You.

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12 Comments

  1. Many people write half truths, these half truths still do not make liars into honest men..

    1/7 of the tithe collected by the priests was to be disbursed to the local poor people, the new testament equivalent of the churches weekly distribution to the poor persons, and how many of these church pastors who try to enforce tithing today keep even this obligations? Almost none and why was that? Greed.. http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/the-ttihe/

    Divorce also clearly is till is not a valid teaching, doctrine of of the Christian church http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/divorce-and-remarriage-in-the-christian-church/

  2. Debbie- I LOVE THIS POEM! I do…it relates on so many levels…

    Happy New Year, but all is happy, old or new!

    I am having a poem photo prompt over at my sight…hope you have a minute for me…I am giving thanks to God for my son’s growth, and my healing of being so sensitive…please think of me in this too…

    Peace sister,

    Elizabeth

  3. Thank you for coming by to comment and for the websites and articles. Your first statement is very good and true. It sounds like it could be a Proverb. God bless you and the work He has given you to do! πŸ™‚

  4. So glad that this came across okay. And so glad to have you here! I will definitely head over and see what you are up to. And pray and praise Him for your healing as well! πŸ™‚

  5. I almost had Aaron in church on Christmas Eve, but they canceled due to bad weather…God keeps his promises…

    I also agree with the ‘divorce’ comment above, but there are the rare cases, and God forgives us…he knows our hearts, broken or mended…

  6. So true, E. So thankful for His grace and mercy, forgiveness and love.

  7. “Lord, please help me to want what You know I need”

    Amen

    Thanks, Deb.

    Your poem reminds me of a song we sing in church ” I am thirsty, I am needy. I am wanting more and more of You”

    If I trust Him to order my steps, He will lead me to where I can serve Him best.

    blessings,
    ann

  8. Somehow Ann, you put it much better than I! I love that! πŸ™‚ Trusting Him with you! love, deb

  9. Deb I want to need Him at all times because my other needs seem to disappear yet I am left fulfilled!

    Happy for Chef E!
    πŸ™‚

  10. Oh I loved how you put that Rea! I should have you write these posts . . .or interpret for me! ha! Love you!

  11. The depth of your immensely insightful simplicity never ceases to amaze me, Debbie.

    You have such an extraordinairy gift, and it is wonderful to see your giving that back to Him.

  12. That was really, really nice of you to say, Nor. It’s wonderful to give something back, to be able to do something, no matter how small it may be. God bless you and all that you give us for His glory.


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