Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 5, 2017

Can’t Live Without It

“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (KJV)

I want it, need it, and can’t live without it – the answer to a puzzle on a Jeopardy game show.   Prompting my curiosity, I began wondering what society wants, needs, and thinks it can’t live without  – wealth, success, beauty, fame, etc.

The Lord  prompted a friend to reassess her needs when she gave a diamond necklace to her son perceiving it could serve a more significant purpose – reset in an engagement ring for his fiancé’. What a wonderful opportunity to serve and express love to her son!!

Loving God and desiring to serve Him above all others should be the desire of every believer.  Spiritual growth comprehends a differentiation between wants and needs. While God’s blessings are His way of showering His love, if preoccupation with them occurs we will find ourselves right alongside society’s mindset.   Nothing should be held in higher esteem than the God we serve.

What is it we think we want, need, and can’t live without?  Analyzing a need for God, developing a hunger for Him, and realizing life is hopeless without Him reevaluates needs and wants. View this world through His eyes, love like Him, willfully go where He sends, and serve Him.   Discover He offers peace, joy, strength, courage, unconditional love, acceptance, hope, etc.; possessions money won’t buy and success can’t offer.  By glorifying God’s Son with a more significant purpose one can then say –  I want Him, need Him, and can’t live without Him.

“Dear Lord, please teach me the difference between my wants and needs.  Help me to trust you to supply everything I truly need.”

For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life


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