Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Satisfaction, Security, and Significance in Chirst

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them: Genesis 1:27

The entire human race was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. He created us for Himself. Before the fall, man was in the likeness of God, bearing the image of God. Adam and Eve chose knowledge of good and evil which left them needy and empty. We have all inherited this neediness.  Most of our basic human needs can be categorized under the headings of satisfaction (forgiveness, rest, fulfillment), security (belonging, unconditional love, acceptance, connectedness, protectedness), and significance (value, importance, identity, separateness, adequacy).
Answer the following questions for your own better understanding of how you have attempted to get your needs met in your own way.
What have I done, or where have I looked to try to attain a sense of peace, fulfillment and satisfaction?
Where do I think I have looked to find security? What have I done to try to feel secure?

Where have I looked to find significance? What do I think I have tried to do to have a sense of value?

Has confusion, disappointment and frustration been the results?

Ø  Isaiah 53:6 We have turned, everyone, to his own way.
Ø  Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.
Ø  Proverbs 21:2 Every way of man is right in his own eyes.
Ø  Proverbs 3:5 lean not on your own understanding
Ø  Romans 13:14 Put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh
Ø  John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life
Ø  Galatians 5:16 Walk by the spirit and you won’t carry out the desire of the flesh

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