Nothing on Earth Satisfies

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We brought nothing into the world, so we can take nothing out. But, if we have food and clothes, we will be satisfied with that. — 1 Timothy 6:7-8

Satisfied? That is one thing we are not. We are not satisfied. We take a vacation of a lifetime. We satiate ourselves with sun, fun, and good food. But we are not even on the way home before we dread the end of the trip and begin planning another.

We are not satisfied.

As a child we say, “If only I were a teenager.” As a teen we say, “If only I were an adult.” As an adult, “If only I were married.” As a spouse, “If only I had kids.”

We are not satisfied. Contentment is a difficult virtue. Why? Because there is nothing on earth that can satisfy our deepest longing.

We long to see God.

The leaves of life are rustling with the rumor that we will — and we won’t be satisfied until we do.

~ When God Whispers Your Name

God Is Enough

Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You… My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods. — Psalm 63:3, Psalm 63:5 NIV

When it comes to love: Be careful.

Before you walk down the aisle, take a good long look around. Make sure this is God’s intended place for you. And, if you suspect it isn’t, get out. Don’t force what is wrong to be right. Be careful.

And, until love is stirred, let God’s love be enough for you.

There are seasons when God allows us to feel the frailty of human love so we’ll appreciate the strength of His love. Didn’t He do this with David? Saul turned on him. Michal, his wife, betrayed him. Jonathan and Samuel were David’s friends, but they couldn’t follow him into the wilderness. Betrayal and circumstances left David alone. Alone with God. And, as David discovered, God was enough.

David wrote these words in a desert: “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods.”

~ A Love Worth Giving

Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.

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More than 100 million readers have found comfort in the writings of Max Lucado. He ministers at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.

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