What do you need?

21 05 2008

I heard a Gospel song earlier today that said, “He’ll give you everything that you need.”  That’s a good point, and it’s something to rejoice about.  God has promised to supply all our needs when we are in relationship with Him.  But then the singer talked about getting a new house, a new car, and a new job.  While those things can occasionally be needs, often it’s just an added luxury.  To me, listing those things as “needs” illustrates how materialistic our culture is and how out-of-touch we are with most of the world.

I’m not saying it’s wrong to ask for such things, but they’re usually not “needs”.  I would like a slightly bigger house, for the convenience when we have company and for my business, but it’s not a need.  If God says no to upgrading my house, that will be fine.

One thing that is needed for most of us is the peace of God.  I see so many people with visible stress in their life (plus no telling how much more that is repressed).  We aren’t supposed to live with stress, anxiety, and frustration.  Those things are unhealthy for us in all ways: spiritually, mentally, and even physically.  Plus those things affect our relationships with other people.  If we were to walk in the peace of God, we’d realize it makes us so much more happy than having a new vehicle or a bigger house or even a better job.  The peace of God passes all human understanding, meaning it transcends any circumstances you may be facing.  God offers us this peace; we only have to receive it and keep it.  Is it easy to do that?  Not always, because we have to overcome some bad habits and “issues” (sins), but God will help us if we ask Him.

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21 05 2008
Sidharth

Do read this one that I wrote sometime back : One thing…

Our focus must always be the King and His domain [King-dom], and how we can bring His domain on earth.

Sidharth

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