There’s something called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We had to study it in school. Here it is:
According to Maslow, this pyramid shows the order of which humans need things. For example, at the base of the pyramid are our physiological needs. According to Maslow, we first need food, water, and air before we need anything else. Essentially, he’s saying that those things are, in effect, the most important, the most basic of our needs. Once those needs are met, we move on to our safety needs, which are for protection, shelter, clothes, and security. Once the safety needs are met, we move up the pyramid and require social needs (according to Maslow.) Under this section are our needs for friendship, family, and a sense of belonging. Moving further up the pyramid are our needs for social status and achievements, and finally, at the very top, the very last thing we need (according to Maslow) is self-actualization. Things like God, spiritual, and universal things fall into this category.
But I don’t think so. I think it’s actually reversed. I think the thing we need first and foremost is God. Our Father in Heaven provides everything else we need in life. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Besides, only one thing is needed. …Which brings me to the second half of my post.
There’s a famous song by Leann Rimes called “How Do I Live Without You?” I’m sure you’ve heard it on the radio. When I hear this song, I think of God. Because really, how do I live with Him? If he ever leaves, he would take away everything good in my life.
So how about you? What would you say are you “needs?”