I was recently going through old journals/notebooks and came upon some notes from a Christian Conference I went to last year called Battle Cry. Mike Guzzardo was speaking and he talked about how we should distinguish our wants from our needs. He continued to say that when we get what we need (God), it becomes what we want.
Here are some of the other notes I think are worth sharing:
Usually your wants in life come from the unfulfilled need you have for Jesus! (“God-shaped hole” in your heart) Only He can make us whole.
We shouldn’t treat Jesus as a want, because He is a need. See Him as a need and go after Him as you would go after a NEED. You need Him just like you need air! You have to have Him, and when you realize this, everything changes! :) Ultimately, it is our choice whether we treat Jesus as a want or a need, but it does not change the fact that we still DESPERATELY need Him!
John 14:6 – “Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Food For Thought: The way we view Jesus determines the way we will approach Him. As a result, the way we approach Him is the way we will experience Him in our life. It makes sense, right?!
Deuteronomy 4:29 – “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Ephesians 3:12 - “In Him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”
Let us stop pursuing what we want and get what we really need – JESUS! :) May we no longer be enticed by the world’s distractions!
Soli Deo Gloria!
“Came To My Rescue” by Hillsong
“Rescue (I Need You, Jesus)” by Desperation Band
And an all-time favorite…
“The More I Seek You” by Kari Jobe