Saturday, February 8, 2014

Savor Satisfaction!

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding. (Prov. 4:7) 

The good life---the one that truly satisfies---exists only when we stop wanting a better one. It is the condition of savoring what is rather than longing for what might be. The itch for things, the lust for more---so brilliantly injected by those who peddle them---is a virus draining our souls of happy contentment. Have you noticed? A man never earns enough. A woman is never beautiful enough. Clothes are never fashionable enough. Cars are never nice enough. Gadgets are never modern enough. Houses are never furnished enough. Food is never fancy enough. Relationships are never romantic enough. Life is never full enough. 

Satisfaction comes when we step off the escalator of desire and say, "This is enough. What I have will do. What I make of it is up to me and my vital union with the living Lord.

Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication 

I must admit! I used to be the kind of guy that had to keep up on everything including "keeping up with the Joneses". Practically every year you would see me with the newest iPhone to every two years where I would purchase the latest laptop. Yeah. I know. I was the most vain person on the planet...:-). In all likelihood I was. I'm not here to bash my head about it. I'm simply pointed out a major flaw in my own life. Pride.

This is one of those posts that will humble me like very few posts can. In order for the spirit of pride to be defeated and cast out from my life, I had to lose it all. I can certainly elaborate on the losses that I have experienced over the years, but that will most likely require another lengthy series or a book. Like so many other things in my own life, I have learned to not to be too fixated on worldly satisfaction, but to be fixated on my satisfaction in Christ. Without Jesus in my life, it will be very hard for me to be satisfied in and with anything. 

My dear friends, have you found satisfaction in Christ? I really hope and pray that this is the case as worldly satisfaction is temporal at best. Finding satisfaction in anything that the world has to offer would provide a limited measure of pride and satisfaction. But satisfaction in Christ and everything related to Him will provide us with the satisfaction we can achieve during our time on earth, but more importantly provide eternal assurance and satisfaction while at the same time reaping the blessings we have here. When it's all said and done, we can only truly savor satisfaction when it's centered and grounded in Christ. 

Thanks for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)