Thursday, July 12, 2012

Need vs. Want

Think about this... If somebody needed your help, how would you feel? Like you're helping, giving your input, maybe a little bit of significance? What if that person really wanted you? They wanted you around, they love your help, you are a desire to them! Now how much better do you feel?? It's the same with the Lord. Without Christ, we are shameful, dirty, unknowing of our worth and value. We cannot come before the Father holy and pure without Christ. We cannot get our salvations through our own attempt. We need Jesus. We absolutely need Him. Romans 3:23-24 reads: "All have sinned and are not good enough for God's glory, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus."And it is sweet music to His ears when we call upon His name for help.

The Lord loves when you NEED him. But what's really special is when you tell him you WANT him. He loves to know you desire him to come. It's more than a need. Our Father desires us, too! He desires us so incredibly much, and when we say "yes" to him he is well pleased to dwell within us. But the crazy part is that in all reality, God does not need us. He is all-powerful. Why were we created then? Well our God is a relational God; he craves relationship and so Adam was made and then more and more children. And when sin entered into our lives, the Father was so desperate to get us back that he sent his very own Son, Jesus, to the earth to be killed so we could be joined with God once again! God loves us so incredibly much and we are the apple of his eye; the very core desire of his heart! To desire God as much as he desires us is such a celebration to him. He does love when we need him, but he really LOVES when we want him! I think it would be that way in any relationship! We love when we are wanted by others; it causes us to feel loved! Our relationship between God and us can be reflected in our relationship with one another. The Father has shown his love to us and we can love others with that very same love. So much love floating around!

Know today that you are extremely desired by God. Let him embrace you and don't be afraid to then wrap your arms around him. Tell him he is more than a need; he is a want. That he is a must-have to you! Oh, he loves to hear you speak to him in such passion pursuit of his love.

Songs of Solomon 2:14b
Show me your face, and let me hear your voice. Your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Have an incredible Thursday!
❤ Ariel Christine

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