My greatest need is to know my greatest need.
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5
If I’m brutally honest with myself, I don’t.
I looked up the word “all” in the dictionary. It means all. Not “some”, not “most”, not “a lot”. It means all.
I had a moment of self awareness on the way to church Sunday. I love some things in life more than I love God. Oh, I love God. On occasion I love God so much I weep with overwhelming joy. But He’s not the center. I want Him to be all the time, but He’s not always.
When I read Scripture the Bible seems to be saying our purpose in life is to know, love and walk with God. To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
I want to be like David, “a man after God’s own heart.” I want to develop a holy hunger and an unquenchable thirst for God and make Him the center of everything I think and say and do and feel. That’s my greatest need.