GOD CAN MEET YOUR HUMAN NEEDS
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD HOLDS THE KEY TO FULFILLING YOUR NEEDS
According to Human Needs Psychology there are six basic needs which are universal to all humans and that we all try to fulfill in varying degrees.
These needs are:
Certainty - The need for security, stability, and reliability.
Variety - The need for the unknown, change, new stimuli, excitement, adventure, and challenge.
Significance - The need to feel unique, wanted, important, acknowledged, special, valued and needed.
Love and Connection - The need to love and to feel loved, a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something
Growth - The need to grow, learn, develop, and expand emotionally, intellectually and in capability.
Contribution – A sense of service, the need to give, to help others, and to make a difference.
Here are the needs again with some scriptures to show some of the ways that God in His completeness and infinite wisdom can fulfill them in our relationship with Him.
The need for security, stability, and reliability.
“For I am the Lord, I do not change……”
(Micah 3:6 – Amplified Bible)
“……….. for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]“
(Hebrews 13:5 – Amplified Bible)
“Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).”
(Hebrews 13:8 – Amplified Bible)
The need for the unknown, change, new stimuli, excitement, adventure, and challenge.
“Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17 – Amplified Bible)
“And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race].”
(Mark 16:15 – Amplified Bible)
“The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
(John 3:8 – Amplified Bible)
The need to feel unique, wanted, important, acknowledged, recognized, special, valued and needed.
“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
(John 3:16 – Amplified Bible)
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
(I Peter 2:9 – Amplified Bible)
“Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice.
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
(Matthew 10:29-31 – Amplified Bible)
LOVE AND CONNECTION
The need to love and to feel loved, a strong feeling of closeness or union with someone or something.
“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.”
(Romans 5:8 – Amplified Bible)
“For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8:38, 39 – Amplified Bible)
“So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another].”
(Romans 12:5 – Amplified Bible)
The need to grow, learn, develop, and expand emotionally, intellectually and in capability.
“And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18 – Amplified Bible)
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”
(Romans 12:2 – Amplified Bible)
“I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].”
(Philippians 4:13 – Amplified Bible)
A sense of service, the need to give, to help others, and to make a difference.
“Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).”
(Matthew 28:19, 20 – Amplified Bible)
“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”
(Matthew 5:18 – Amplified Bible)
“As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the [a]extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor].”
(1 Peter 2:10 – Amplified Bible)
Be encouraged to look to God as the fundamental source of fulfilling your needs.
He will never fail you.
He will never disappoint you.
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