We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God's own power, when we learned he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness. God made great and marvelous promises, so his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.
2 Peter 1:3-4
As a human being it is sometimes very easy to get our "needs" and "wants" confused. We often do not want what we need and we do want many things that are not needed, and in fact may be harmful. What we "need" if we desire to follow Jesus Christ is for His nature to become part of us!
The infusion of the "nature of God" into your life is quite miraculous. There is no way for that to happen by your own power or effort. When the nature of God becomes part of your life then you can escape your evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world. You will be amazed when you find yourself capable of loving your enemies. You will see in your own life abilities that you never had before. The fruit of the Holy Spirit will manifest itself without a conscious effort on your part.
When the nature of God becomes part of you, your heart will long for Heaven more than for earth. The greatest comforts earth can afford will pale in comparison to what you know, in your heart, waits for you in Heaven!
When the nature of God becomes part of your life, you will see the end of this life as the most marvelous day of your life! Come Lord Jesus!
"Lord, I am still living in this body of flesh and I still feel the pull of the world on it. But I also feel Your nature becoming part of me! May You take more control of my life every day, until that Day when I see You face to face and I am completely Yours forever! Amen."