Monday, February 10, 2014

So... what do YOU need?

Matthew 11:28-30

New International Version (NIV)
 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

We all have needs. Being human, many of these needs are similar and, being human, we
also have needs that are individual in nature and different, possibly, from those around
us. So... what are YOUR needs?

Do you need to be loved unconditionally? Because of your human nature, a lot of love
between humans is conditional. Whether or not unconditional love is even possible between
humans is probably debatable.

Do you need to be less afraid, worried and stressed? Our lives can fill up with anxiety
over things that we cannot control, even if we wish to.

Do you need to feel purpose in your life... REAL purpose? It's a fact that we can be
financially stable, secure in our workplace, have families that seem to be doing well
and STILL not feel an overlying purpose to our lives.

Do you need to be less reactive toward others? Do you find that you have issues with
jealousy, envy, anger, covetous thoughts... the list can go on and on. Being our own
regulators of these emotions is often not enough to bring real change.

Do you need to harness sin in your life. Do you find yourself constantly promising that
you will not allow temptation to sway your  behavior, only to find that you repeat the same
sinfulness over and over again?

Do you need to hand over the controls to your life to someone else? Is being the one
in control who can "get by" and "fix things" becoming an obvious illusion? Would you
want to let someone else be in control of things?

Well....I could go on and on. There are lots of needs, and they are varied and
serious... YET...there is one common solution! JESUS! He is ALL you need today
and forever. He is fully capable to caring for you, loving you and being the center
of your life. He is LORD, KING, SAVIOR, SHEPHERD... you get the picture..HE

Praise God!