DESIRE OR NECESSITY
Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Sometimes people perceive a desire as a necessity. The heart can become so consumed with a craving that fulfilling it feels critical to our well-being! Then when GOD doesn’t meet the “need”, anger & frustration come about!
If your “need” wasn’t met by GOD, ask yourself, “Is my petition essential to accomplishing GOD’S purpose or is it only for my enjoyment?” If it is essential for GOD’S purpose in your life then He will answer when you pray for Him to fulfill it (Phil. 4:18).
Almighty GOD is always pleased to satisfy desires that fit within the confines of His purpose and will for your life (Ps. 37:4).
Remember Hashem isn’t obligated to grant wishes or fulfill any plans except His own.
Ps. 34;9-10 Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger, but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
ABBA wants to be the One in whom fulfillment and satisfaction are found! When we are truly seeking the LORD, then we won’t require a lot of stuff, entertainment or people in order to be happy and content! Our joy is found in the LORD!
Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation