At the end of every conversation with my kids I always ask them the same two questions, “Is there anything you want?” and “Is there anything you need?” I have taught them over the years that there is a big difference in the two, and that they don’t always get what they want. As their father who loves them I want to bless them with good gifts, but most certainly want to meet their needs! I want them to have everything they need, and not be in want.
My heavenly Father wants the same for me. Mat 7:11 “As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?” I have been going through a time of trying to figure out what I want vs. what I need. This last week I came across a song by Lifehouse entitled, “Everything”. In the lyrics it says,
“Find me here, And speak to me, I want to feel you, I need to hear you, You are the light, That’s leading me, To the place, Where I find peace again.
You are the strength, That keeps me walking, You are the hope, That keeps me trusting, You are the light, To my soul. You are my purpose, You’re everything.
How can I stand here with you, And not be moved by you? Would you tell me, How could it be, Any better than this?
You calm the storms, And you give me rest. You hold me in your hands, You won’t let me fall. You steal my heart, And you take my breath away, Would you take me in, Take me deeper now.
My favorite line in the song is, “How can I stand here with you, And not be moved by you?” I realize through the help of this song that though I search for what I feel I want I really have all I need in God. How could it be any better than this? (Click on this line to hear the song)