Satisfying Our Needs in Life


When we get right down to it, what I see as the most powerful force in navigating this journey called life, is our need for intimacy and connection. What will satisfy that need?


I am convinced we are wired for intimacy and connection which places us on a search for connection and intimacy as soon as we are born. At birth, we sought out intimacy and connection with our mother and then with our father. When we look at the confusion and chaos in the world, I would propose that we are witnessing the lack of connection and intimacy. What will satisfy that need?

I agree with Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and theologian who raised an interesting perspective in this discussion. He said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made know through Jesus Christ.”


The questions, “Who am I?” and “Where do I belong?” become very significant especially in this modern world of conflicting messages and distractions about what gives us value and where we belong.

What will satisfy the need for intimacy and connection is a relationship with the One who made you and wants to have a relationship with you.

Next, where do we get our value?

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