July 24, 2016

Satisfaction


Psalm 23:1-3
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

What satisfies? What brings genuine and fulfilling contentment? I would have to say it begins with my relationship with the Lord, and the benefits of that relationship are:

Knowing I am His
Knowing I am loved
Knowing joy
Knowing peace

Why is it that we are privileged with these benefits in our walk with the Lord? The best answer I have is that this is who God is!

He is the lover of our soul.
Jeremiah 31:3 Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

He is our joy.
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

He is our peace.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

LOVE   JOY   PEACE

Now, if those sound familiar, they are. Love, joy, and peace are the first three in the fruit of the Spirit list in Galatians 5:22. We should be reaping these in great abundance in our lives, and they will bring us a wonderful and satisfying contentment, that we can only know because of Him.

Today, I want to be grateful. I want to thank Him for His goodness to me and for the satisfaction I have in the Lord who is my Shepherd.

Psalm 107:8-9
Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.