WANT OR NEED?
Text : Rom.8.27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (KJV)
Def: A want is what man think he deserves. It is the will of man for himself.
A need is what God thinks man deserves.
Need is the will of God for man.
Therefore, you have to choose between your will and God’s will. The things you want most are not important, it matters what you need, and not what you want.
Learn to draw the line.
The greatest need for an non believer is Salvation and not miracles, healings, money.
The greatest need of a Saved Person is transformation and not breakthroughs.
The greatest need of a Transformed person is Empowerment .
The greatest need of humanity is the gospel.
Jer.17.10 But I know! I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve." (NLT)
If God turns down your wish/want, he always has a better idea for you.
You Know what you want but God knows what you need.
God is not a scammer, He gives each man what he/she deserves. What they need. God is a rewarder! Each man is given according to his deeds.If you understand this, you will save yourselves from so many worries.
Prayer is not just about being vibrant, roaring like a lion, calling yourself a prayer warrior! It is about motives! God keeps an eye beyond your tears.
Tears don’t move God, faith does, motive does.
Jas.4.3 And even when you do ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong–you want only what will give you pleasure. (NLT)
As long as Hannah prayed for God to give her a child so that she would be saved from shame of barrenness, God didn’t give her a child!
In other words, it was not reason enough for God to give her a child.
The day that she changed her motive, intention, they day that she forfeited her will/want and allowed the will of God (need) to prevail, is the day God gave her a child.
1Sam.1.11 And she made this vow: “O LORD Almighty, if you will look down upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the LORD, his hair will never be cut.” (NLT)