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Danica McKellar Explains How God’s Love Satisfies ‘Feelings We Want’

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Danica McKellar Explains How God’s Love Satisfies ‘Feelings We Want’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Great American Family star Danica McKellar explained a revelation that she had about the things we desire and the gifts we receive from a relationship with Christ.

“I was thinking, what do we all want? What are we all chasing? What do most people chase? Money, power, recognition, and why? Why do we want these things? We want them because of the feelings they give us,” McKellar said in a video titled “Feelings We Want” for Great American Community.

“Power and money, they give us a feeling of security. Of course, the thing is, when those things waver, then you don’t have that security. You feel insecure,” she continued. “If you have money and you’re afraid of losing it, then you don’t have that happy, warm feeling that you’re supposed to get from money. Same with power. If you’re in a position of power, you know, if you lost that job, suddenly, you lost that feeling that comes with it.”

“And recognition? Why do we want recognition? To feel accepted, to find recognition, but if that recognition goes up and down, then so do these feelings of validation and value and recognition. So there are things and feelings that we chase to get these feelings, but my revelation is that these exact feelings, all those things, that is what we get from God’s love. Those are gifts for us, the acceptant is for us, the love is for us,” she added.

McKellar’s revelation is a powerful reminder of how we can stay consistent throughout life’s highs and lows. In Philippians 4, Paul discusses being content in all things in life. Whether he’s eating with kings or sitting in jail facing his death, he finds peace because he is rooted in the solid foundation of Christ rather than in the shifting sand of the world.

This incredible peace comes from a relationship with and identity in Christ, allowing us to find joy in all circumstances.

McKellar has opened up about the joy she’s found since becoming a Christian.

“In a nutshell, I’ve always believed in God of some sort, but then I found my relationship with Jesus in a very profound way about a year and a half ago. And it’s been an amazing journey becoming a believer,” she told CCM Magazine.

“The joy that comes with that,” the actress added, “is incredible! I had never really understood before, and I’ve been reading the Bible and am reading the whole thing this year.”

She finished reading the Bible and shared her thoughts about her journey.

“I really, really enjoyed it,” she revealed. “For me, reading the Bible, I just have to say, I felt so comforted. And oddly so, even during the chapters like getting through Job, you know, and the poor guy, he’s suffering and his friends are like, ‘yeah well it’s probably your fault. It’s something you did.’ And it goes on and on and on. There’s still something comforting about it.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

Former child star Danica McKellar recently opened up about why she decided to step back from acting for a while after her star-making turn on THE WONDER YEARS. 

“I went to UCLA, but when I got to school, everywhere I went, people all over campus would shout across campus, you know, ‘Hey Winnie!’ [or] ‘Hey, loved you on THE WONDER YEARS!’” McKellar saidduring an interview with her 11-year-old son. “I couldn’t get away from it.

“I needed to find out how I was valuable outside of Winnie Cooper, and math was challenging and I did well at it,” the actress explained. “And I love this feeling that my value, the important stuff, had nothing to do with how I looked or television.”

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