I NEED, I WANT!

WE SEEM TO USE THE WORDS NEED AND WANT INTERCHANGEABLY. IN REALITY WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT WE WANT USUALLY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON. NEEDING A NEW HOUSE IS PROBABLY MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS WANTING OF A NEW HOUSE. NEEDING A NEW CAR FOR MOST IS WANTING A NEW CAR.

‘I NEED’ DESCRIBES A NECESSITY. ‘I WANT’ DESCRIBES A DESIRE.

DESIRES CAN MANIFEST THEMSELVES AS LUST, ENVY, JEALOUSY, AND COVETING. ALL ARE SINS IN THEMSELVES BUT THEY LEAD TO PHYSICAL SINS OF THEFT, ADULTERY AND HARMING OTHERS. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO STEAL, BE UNFAITHFUL OR HARM OTHERS? PUT YOUR DESIRES ON HOLD AND HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH GOD ABOUT YOUR DESIRES.

IT IS SAID: ‘ALL WE NEED IS FOOD, SHELTER AND CLOTHING.’ I WOULD SUGGEST WE ALSO NEED HUMAN COMPANIONSHIP. GOD MUST HAVE THOUGHT SO WHEN HE CREATED EVE FOR ADAM. BASIC NEEDS ARE REAL. IT IS IMPORTANT TO US FOR OUR NEEDS TO BE FULFILLED. IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO HELP FULFILL THE REAL NEEDS OF OTHERS.

YOU HAVE ANOTHER NEED THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT. YOU ALSO HAVE A NEED TO BE LOVED AND CARED FOR BY GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE. YOU HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE NEEDING GOD. GOD WILL GIVE YOU ETERNAL LOVE AND LIFE WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH YOU NEED HIM.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED!

“DO NOT BE LIKE THEM, FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED BEFORE YOU ASK HIM. THIS, THEN, IS HOW YOU SHOULD PRAY: ‘OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD. AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGOTTEN OUR DEBTORS. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE.'” MATTHEW 6:8-13