How Satisfied Are You?

Jeremiah 31:14 says, “I will satiate the soul of the priest with abundance, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord.” Psalm 107:9 says, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

The Lord bids us to come and dine. He has spiritual food that satisfies. Psalm 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.” Naturally, we eat when we are physically hungry. Spiritually, we can get to a place where other things crowd out God’s word. They are emotional fillers. We return to them time and again because they cannot truly satisfy. 

When you are stressed, upset, or overwhelmed what do you reach for? David’s words show us Who he reached for. Psalm 61:1-2 says, “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” He also wrote Psalm 34. Verse 8 says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”

Are you tasting of His goodness? Here is a great verse to imbibe. Ephesians 3:19 says, “(That you may really come) to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience); that you may be filled (through all your being) unto all the fullness of God (may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself)!”

Our natural health depends on the foods we eat. Our spiritual health is the same. The Lord is our Shepherd. He leads us to green pastures. As we eat His word and ruminate on it, it fills our spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Then we drink deep. Psalm 36:8 says, “They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.”

Isaiah 55:1 says, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters’; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” Do you remember what Jesus said to His disciples when they urged Him to eat? John 4:32 says, “But He said to them, l I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Verse 34 says, “…My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.”

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