Everyday Needs


A Few Words on the Sunday School Lesson Aim:

“That You will learn how to look to Jesus for eternal salvation and answers to everyday life.”

 maslow's hierarchy of needs

This week’s lesson, “The Way, The Truth, and The Life” is based on John 14:1-14. As I sat and meditated on the lesson aim, I realized that it portrays a common error that most Christians experience in their walk. We either

  1. Look to Christ for answers to everyday problems and neglect the eternal, or
  2. Look to Christ for eternal salvation and neglect that He can help with our daily problems.

Personally, I am able to truth Christ with certain areas of my life, but other areas present a problem for me. The major areas of our lives can be broken down as such (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • basic needs (i.e. food, shelter, clothing)
  • financial needs (i.e. money, jobs)
  • social/relationship needs (i.e. marriage, friendships, associations)
  • spiritual needs (spiritual growth, discernment)
  • mental/emotional needs (peace of mind, level of happiness, love & acceptance)

Take a  look over this list and ask yourself if you are allowing God free reign in these areas. Consider whether you have exercised childlike faith and trust towards God to handle these areas. If you find that you have not, ask God to show you the obstacle(s) that hinder you from complete trust in Him.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life: all that we need is in Him. He will instruct us how to live our lives in this world as we make preparation for the next. He will help us to walk in the light and to walk in truth. He is able to help us to experience the fullness of life that is possible in Him alone. Is Jesus your way? Is He your truth? Is He your life?

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