Wednesday, October 5, 2016

What I am Learning Wednesday: Satisfaction...

In our bible study we are working our way through the book of Ecclesiastes.  We are using this resource by Courtney Joseph and Beverly Wise.  Author Courtney Joseph discusses satisfaction in week 2 of the study and has given me a lot to ponder on where I find my satisfaction...read on!

Satisfied.

That word just brings a sensation to my body.  I want it.  Oh I really really want it....

The feeling of when the laundry is finally washed, dried, folded and finally placed in each drawer.  You put the finishing touch on that freshly decorated room.  The number on the scale when you finally achieve your goal weight.  The feeling of sweeping up the crumbs from the last meal to inspect a finally clean floor as you close the kitchen for the night.

Satisfied.

But that feeling is fleeting.  Soon the laundry baskets are full again.  The kids surely did not eat breakfast over their plates because there are crumbs all over your floor.  You see new "inspiration" for decorating on pinterest and you indulge in that delectable dessert, so much for that goal weight.

All things are wearisome, more than one can say.  The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing.  Ecclesiastes 1:8 (NIV)

Just like our ears and eyes will never have their fill, our laundry baskets will never remain empty (and we don't want them to), there will always be more crumbs to sweep, our weight will ebb and flow and the list goes on!  It's all so wearisome...I have surely felt like a hamster on a wheel. Around and around I go.

Satisfaction, albeit momentary, but oh how I covet that short sensation.  I can just picture myself, triumphant, hands on my hips, taking in that deep coveted, satisfied breath.

But this...

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.  Psalm 90:14 (NIV)



God satisfies.

Lord, satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days whether our laundry baskets need emptying or there are crumbs all over our floors.  You are where I find my satisfaction, help me to keep my eyes on YOU.

He alone can satisfy us.

Where do you go to feel satisfied?  Do you feel satisfied today?



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