MWM: I Need, I Want

I love my daughters and look forward to the challenge of raising kingdom princesses. They are gifted in different areas. One similarity they have, though, is the confusion of needs and wants. C is always saying how she “needs” candy, soda, or anything with sugar. E is always grunting and pointing at whatever toy C has, indicating she “needs” it more than her sister. As much fun as it is teaching them what a genuine “need” is, we do the same thing as adults, don’t we? In our self-focused minds, we turn our wants and desires into needs. If we see something that someone else has, and we want it, we get it. Today’s verse is often misunderstood to mean that God will give us our wants and desires of the heart. But it says God will supply our need. Often, we don’t even know what we need, and our wishes get in the way of what we truly need. Our greatest need isn’t even material. No amount of money or possessions can meet the need we have for the salvation of our souls. Fortunately, this need is met by God in the most glorious and perfect way: the sacrifice of His son, Jesus! All we have to do is open this free gift through faith, and our most profound need, the longing of our heart, is met. What grace! What mercy! Thank you, Jesus.

Philippians 4:19: “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

#MinuteWithMaxon #MWM #Philippians

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