Stay connected to remain satisfied in Him

DUSTY TAKLE :::

Is it possible to have Christ within us and still not be satisfied? Yes. I am not suggesting Christ is not satisfying. He is all satisfying.  But, it is possible to never be satisfied in Him. Because, we lack an awareness of Him in all things.

Satisfaction comes from spending time communing with Him.  It’s an everyday consciousness of His presence in everything. It’s the quieting of our souls to breathe Him in. To read His words. To meditate on them. Every single day. That’s where our cup remains full and our satisfaction made complete.

It’s easy to determine when we are physically hungry or thirsty. Spiritual hunger and thirst signals can be a little trickier.  How do I know when I need a greater awareness of Him?  Consider the physical diet.  I have given up sugar before.  Even the glorified Junior Mint.  At first, my body notices that it is not getting its usual million grams of daily sugar fix.  It has definite withdrawals.  I miss that dark chocolate goodness with a rich, creamy center.  Later, I only slightly remember how delightful that mint tastes.  Until finally, I no longer crave its goodness.  The longer I go without tasting it, the less I crave it.

That’s good. If we are only talking about sugar.

The same thing happens in our spiritual life.  When we are consistent in our awareness of God in all things, we notice when we go a day without it. However, the more time we let lapse, the less we begin to notice.  Until, eventually, we don’t want or see our need for it at all anymore.

We will find something to fill that spiritual void.  It might be some addiction.  It may be materialistic things.  It may be unhealthy relationships.  Something will fill it.  But, that something will only fill it for a moment.  It will never completely satisfy us.

King David continually sought time with God.  This is why he could write in Psalm 63 “Oh God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.  My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you….”  And, in Psalm 71, “That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long.”  In Psalm 34, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”   And, in Psalm 42, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

David was so familiar with God’s love and had such an awareness of Him that he knew when he failed to notice His presence and breathe Him in.

Because, only He fully satisfies.  So, taste and see that He is good.  Then, taste again and again. Look for Him in all things. You will find Him there. And, your cup will remain full. Ω

For more of Dusty’s columns, visit her website at http://www.dustytakle.com. 

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