How many of us aren't....needy for love.
I surely am.
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power,
together with all the saints,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge----that you may be
filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
That's enough for me to chew on for weeks if not months!
If I'm filled with that measure then my need for any other affirmation will be diminished. It won't be that I don't need to know others love me, it's just that I KNOW this measure of the fullness of God....that will be enough to keep me safe, warm, needed, loved.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work within us,
to Him be the glory
in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
for ever and ever!!!