IF ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS think positive thoughts, eat broccoli, associate with happy people, make good money, listen to uplifting sermons, live in an upperclass part of town, read possibility books, … and BTW, don’t forget to plant your “seed money” with some TV preacher in the hope of being healthy, wealthy and wise [and helping him buy his new jet airplane], WHY THEN, MY DEAR FRIEND –
DO YOU NEED GOD?
I agree with those who say that it is not necessary to have God in your life to be rich and happy happy! Believe it or not, lots of money may be, could be satisfying … to a degree. Reading positive books and attending inspirational and motivational seminars/sermons can be inspiritive. You can live next door to a family with 7 beautiful kids, live in a 12,000 square foot home and make a ton of money, and you can be happy as you drive up to the portico of a prominent church with thousands of attendees in your European built car, … and still be lost!
As Jesus said, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
You and I need God to give us liberty in our inner self. All of us have probably known or heard of someone who had everything that this world could give, and yet were lost in their soul. They spent their time with money, fame and fortune …; just before they committed suicide! Many of those happy happy people turn to alcohol, drugs and prostitutes. Hello out there!
Obviously, there are many who live their entire life dancing through the tulips. You may be one of those. Congratulations. You may never need God to help you live an upper class life.
What happens thereafter …?
“Jesus said, ‘I AM the bread that gives life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
John 6:35 (ncv)
“‘Whoever drinks the water I give will never be thirsty. The water I give will become a spring of water gushing up inside that person, giving eternal life.’”
John 4:14 (ncv)
“All that I need He will always be,
All that I need till His face I see,
All that I need thro’ eternity.
Jesus is all I need.”