A successful pastor of a Bible Church in Alabama, Tim Wallace sent the following quote from Hall Fame Colts receiver Raymond Berry and the same thought from C.S. Lewis:
This quote from CSL reminds me of Raymond Berry, the great receiver of the old Baltimore Colts, who opened his heart to Christ after winning a championship and later sitting alone in the locker room and asking, “Is this IT??” Tim Wallace.
“Most people, if they have learned to look into their hearts, would know that what they do want, and want acutely, could be something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise." C.S. Lewis.
Over 30 years ago I was helping out a family by taking them to a funeral several hundred miles away. As the plane leveled off to cruise altitude and speed, the man asked me;
“Do you think a relationship with Jesus will provide what I want in life.”?
My answer was to the point:
“I don’t know what you want, but I know Jesus Christ will provide what you need.”
When a person enters into a genuine relationship with Christ, perceived needs fade away and the actual inner needs rise to the level of awareness and He, Christ goes to work supplying the real instead of the perceived need. Our wants are often like the want of a child Pastor Richard Wurmbrand told me about while I was flying him to the University of Maryland for a speech. This pastor who was Tortured for Christ said:
“As a young pastor, I was traveling through Romania for a preaching engagement. On the seat opposite was a man with a child who was literally screaming for something. I asked the father, ‘What is wrong with your son?’ He replied, ‘He wants toasted snow!’”
Are you sure what you want is what you need?
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Needed IT work. Oral Deckard