Satisfaction

"I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction' cause i try and i try and i try and i try I can't get no, i can't get no!" (M. Jagger & K. Richards)


When You open your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing. (Psalm 145:16)

I am positively obsessed with the Food Network. Paula, Rachel, Nigella, The Neeleys... I love them all. I don't know what it is, but I'm hooked. Whether I'm waiting with baited breath as nervous pastry chefs transfer elaborate cakes from the work station to the display table, or trying to anticipate who the judges will dub the next Iron Chef, I'm there! For some reason that I still don't understand fully, I really enjoy watching other people cook. I get caught up in the colors and the process and (if I could be in studio) the smells. The thing is that watching other people cook leaves me unsatisfied

This morning I woke up much earlier than a body should on a Saturday morning, and the first thing I did was flip on the television and boot up the laptop. My plan was to channel surf until I found a good movie or sitcom, but I wound up on the Catholic network instead. I was instantly drawn in by the obvious excitement of woman leading Bible study. It was contagious. I watched as the leader and two other women talked about the passage in Luke with such joy. The study was really good, and I was caught up in their joy and excitement, but once it was over, I was unsatisfied.

Since coming back from Zambia, I've been in a major spiritual dry spell. It's been a while since I made time to study let alone read the Word of God. It became far too easy to fill my time up with other things. As a result I was left unsatisfied. Until this morning when it hit me like a ton of bricks. The solution to my spiritual dissatisfaction was simply to get in the Word. Duh!!

Psalm 145 reminds talks about how God stands ready and willing to satisfy. He needs only open His hand and we will be satisfied. The only way to get close enough to His hand is by seeking His face. Just like with physical hunger, spiritual hunger can only be satisfied by some action on my part. So today I took a step toward satisfaction. How about you? Are you satisfied? Take a step today. You'll be so glad you did.

Have an awesome weekend all!