Needy?

10 02 2013

“My God shall supply all your needs” (Phil. 4:19), reveals that all of our needs and desires are fulfilled in Christ, and we lack nothing necessary before God. 

All of the basic needs and desires of mankind are spiritually fulfilled in Jesus Christ:

  • Our need for love is fulfilled in the realization that “God demonstrated His love for us” (Rom. 5:8), and Jesus “loved us and gave Himself for us” (Gal. 2:20).
  • Our need for acceptance is fulfilled for we are “acceptable to God through Christ Jesus” (I Pet. 2:5), and “accepted in the Beloved” (Eph. 1:6-KJV).
  • The need for belonging is satisfied as we “belong to Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:29; 5:24) within the “people of God” (Titus 2:14; I Pet. 2:9).
  • Our desire for security finds fulfillment in God’s promise to “never desert or forsake us” (Heb. 13:5).
  • As the “Spirit teaches us all things” (Jn 14:26; I Jn. 2:27), our desire for knowledge is satisfied.
  • Our desire for identity is completed in becoming “new creatures” (II Cor. 5:17) that are “sons of God” (Rom. 8:17; 9:6; Gal. 3:26).
  • The need for approval is satisfied as we are “holy, blameless, and beyond reproach” (Col. 1:22).
  • Freedom is experienced as “Christ sets us free” (Gal. 5:1,13).
  • Achievement is realized as “we overwhelmingly conquer through Him” (Rom. 8:37)
  • Our need to work is fulfilled in “the good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).
  • The need to serve is satisfied in “the work of ministry” (Eph. 4:12) through which we “serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).
  • Hope and destiny are fulfilled as “the God of hope fills us with all joy and peace,” countering all dysfunctionality, hopelessness, and restlessness.

Christ in us, the hope of glory!


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