God created man, after which he looked him over and pronounced him “very good.” But man was not self-sufficient, he had needs which he could not meet. Can you imagine that that was an oversight on the part of God? We often refer to the “hole” in man that can only be satisfied by God.  That “hole” was left there on purpose.  The purpose was to show us we cannot be complete without him.

I have written a manuscript called “To Know His Name” in which I put forth that the needs identified by Maslow, famed psychologist, are recognized and fulfilled by God himself.   Most people, even most Christians (my opinion), do not know Him in all the ways he wants us to know Him. He wants to reveal himself to us in all these ways. All of those roles for us, he demonstrates by eight of his Jehovah names.

Physiological:    Jehovah-jireh My Provider and Jehovah-rophe My      Healer
Safety and Security:  Jehovah-nissi My Victor and Jehovah-tsidkenu My Redeemer
Love and Belonging: Jehovah-shalom My Peace and Jehovah-shammah My Friend
Self Esteem:   Jehovah-m’kadedish My Holiness
Self-actualization:   Jehovah-rohi My Guide

If you are feeling a “hole” in your heart, God is your answer.  I have a discussion of each of these names on my home page.

(God has many more Jehovah names but these are the ones that show relationship to man – the ones by which we can know him. Other Jehovah names tell us about him.)


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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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12 Responses to A “HOLE” IN YOUR HEART?

  1. Faye says:

    Thank you for this reminder. I once taught a class about the truth of the human persona. When God is in the centre of a life all the other components that make us human are kept in balance. We are Mental, Spiritual, physical, emotional and social. If even one of these is ‘out of balance’ then the person is not complete. The hole in the middle is the God space and the point on which a life should revolve.

  2. Veena says:

    Agreed our lives revolve around divine benefactions without him our existence is material and superfluous .

  3. Interesting. I like the link up with Maslow’s theory. It makes alot of sense. Thanks for sharing.

  4. whenlifeisgood says:

    Jehovah’s will is to intervene in man’s chaos and introduce the only solution to our problems: His Kingdom rule. We need it, don’t you agree?

    • oneta hayes says:

      I know I need him, I need his guidance, I need his peace. I could go on but that’s not needed. You understand. I went to your blog but I couldn’t find anything since Feb. ’15. Do you have a second blog or something. I enjoyed your post about your friend. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  5. whenlifeisgood says:

    Thank you for the like and comment. Alas, I have not written anything since February. Health issues hinder me. However, I focus on the positive and know that the situation is temporary. Did you realize that had Adam and Eve not disobeyed Jehovah’s warning about taking the forbidden fruit, the entire earth would be filled with perfect humans living in harmony with their Creator’s approval? ☺

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