Many Christians are not satisfied with Jesus. Before you call me a heretic, let me set the record straight: Jesus is absolutely satisfying. In fact, He is the only means by which anyone can find true satisfaction. However, I believe a person can receive Christ as Savior, serve Him for decades, and meet Him face-to-face in glory without ever experiencing satisfaction in Him on this earth.
It’s time to let the truth break the locks off the closets of our secret dissatisfaction.
Is your soul, your spirit, your own inmost place, the real you, entirely satisfied with Christ? The most obvious symptom of a soul in need of God’s satisfaction is a sense of inner emptiness. The awareness of a “hollow place” somewhere deep inside. The constant inability to be satisfied. Does your hungry soul ever manifest physical symptoms like these?:
• Impure thoughts
• Eruptions of lust
• Selfish ambitions
So what is the cure to a constant inability to be satisfied? Intentional time with the source of satisfaction (God’s Word). We must also allow God into all of the locked closets of our secret dissatisfaction. Check out what led David to a deep satisfaction:
You, God, are my God,
EARNESTLY I SEEK YOU;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
We can positively assume that our soul is hungry and thirsty for God if we have not partaken of any spiritual food or drink in a long while. Souls accustomed to food are far more likely to have a highly developed appetite. David was so acquainted with God’s love, he considered it “better than life.” Therefore, he missed God’s refreshment when he didn’t have it. I think we have the same tendency. The more we we’ve been satisfied by God’s love, His Word, and His presence, the more we will yearn for it. On the other hand, we can spend so much time away from the Lord and His spiritual food and drink that we may no longer feel hungry or thirsty.
Return to the Bread of Life and the Living Water! “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (PS. 34:8)
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come to him and will dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3: 20)
Open the door Beloved! He waits to satisfy your hungry soul.
*** This is an excerpt from Week 2, Day 3 of Beth Moore’s Breaking Free Bible Study. This day of homework changed my life not too long ago and encouraged me to find the deep satisfaction and life that only Jesus can provide! I decided to share it with you, in hopes that it will do the same! God bless!
Stephanie Parker has three main loves: God, her husband, Brett and her kids! When Stephanie created the Zipadee-Zip in an effort to solve her daughter, Charlotte's, sleep issues, she never imagined that it would become a business. She is incredibly grateful to God for how Sleepingbaby.com has grown and how it has enabled other families to get the restful sleep they need. Stephanie's husband, Brett Parker assumed the role of CEO which has allowed Stephanie to focus on what she loves which is the creative side of the company, like product and print development. After the Zipadee-Zip was featured on Shark Tank, Stephanie went on to create the book Shepherd's Treasure, a Christian alternative to Elf on the Shelf. In her free time, Stephanie loves to spend time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include acting, singing, painting, learning and speaking foreign languages and going on adventures with her family! You will find her all summer waterskiing, fishing and laughing with her family on the weekends.