Three needs - Daily Bread


We have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love. – 1 John 4:16

I’ve heard it said that there are three things a person needs to be happy:

1. Something to do – meaningful work or helping others.

2. Someone to love – someone to whom we can give of ourselves, such as a spouse, a child, or a friend.

3., Something to look forward to – a vacation, a visit from a loved one, improved health, the realization of dream.

Those things may bring some temporary happiness. But for lasting fulfillment, they can all be found in a relationship with Jesus, God’s Son.

Something to do.
As believers, we have been given gifts from the Holy Spirit to serve our Savior by serving others in God’s family (Romans 12:1-16). We are also called to spread the gospel around the world (Matthew 28:19-20).

Someone to love.
We love God because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). And we love others, "for love is of God" (v. 7).

Something to look forward to.
One day we’ll be welcomed into God’s presence forever, where we will enjoy a perfect place prepared especially for us (John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:3-4). We’ll see Jesus and be like Him (1 John 3:2).

For lasting fulfillment, Jesus Christ truly is everything we need. – Anne Cetas

Please help me, Lord, in everything I do

That all my work may show my love for You;

And as I talk with others on the way,

I’ll tell them that You may come back today. – Hess

READ: 1 John 4:7-21

Where there’s hope, there’s happiness.

The Bible in one year:

• Zechariah 9-12

• Revelation 20