Are we finding complete satisfaction in God? The Psalmist wrote: “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” (Psalms 17:15) If we SAY we’re satisfied by God, then our lives REFLECT it–just like if we say we’re happy–we smile. The degree that God satisfies us is EVIDENCED in every aspect of our daily lives. For example, we should ask ourselves these questions: Do we dress in a manner to satisfy a desire to be noticed? Do we talk in a manner to satisfy a desire to be admired? Do we work to satisfy our desire to have more wealth or status? Do we pursue companionship to satisfy a desire to be loved? Or, do we dress, talk and work primarily to glorify God because we possess complete satisfaction in Him?

God created us first and foremost to be satisfied in HIM. We weary ourselves by attempting to satisfy ourselves with things which will NEVER satisfy us. God often blesses us with these temporal blessings, however–beauty and strength are fleeting, admiration fades, wealth is easily lost and companions fail. Eternal God gives us eternal satisfaction. When we pursue anything or anyone more than we pursue God, we are as unsatisfied as a hungry baby suckling on an empty bottle. We remain frantically latched-on believing we have found the source of satisfaction and no matter how hard we try, that empty bottle never fills us! We grow weary and our soul despairs because of our inability to be satisfied. God promises us: “I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (Jeremiah 31:25) When we pursue Him, we experience the satisfaction of our soul as we’re filled with His nourishment. He grows the fruits of His Spirit within us. We begin each day longing for the warmth of His presence and we hunger for His Word. He satisfies us like nothing the fallen world can offer. Seek God and find COMPLETE satisfaction!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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