A Life of Complete Satisfaction

 
A LIFE OF COMPLETE SATISFACTION
 

Believe it or not; there truly is a place like this for every human being on the face of the earth –

(God created the world out of nothing and so long as

we are nothing, He can make something out of us.)

Jesus didn’t say we will live in a vacuum until He fetches us.

by Pastor George Lehman

 

Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV) – 13I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

 

Psalm 145:16-21 (NIV) – 16You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 17The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does. 18The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. 21My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

A place of complete satisfaction.

Satisfaction / satisfy – Hebrew word used is Sâbêa (saw-bay-ah) Have enough – fill to the full, to have plenty – to satiate (another term for safe)

 

There aren’t winners or losers there are only choosers.

The key to a satisfied, happy, content, fulfilled life.

Is found in your choice.

The key to that choice is found in

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  – Be-attitude

 

The story of the man who was on his final death bed: – Given only hours to live.  He thought he smelled his favourite chocolate chip cookies baking; He dragged himself with almost the last bit of strength in him down to the kitchen.  His wife turned around and saw him reaching out for a cookie – she slapped his hand with the spatula and said, “don’t touch they are for your funeral.”

 

I would like to share; of a Hunger and a Thirst for something you and I can be filled and satisfied with.

Have you ever wondered why some Christians, grow, bear fruit are effective?  While others seem to remain the same?

All spiritual progress depends on a man’s hunger and thirst.

One thing that is important to understand is that: –

Real satisfaction does not come from a good sermon or; ] They
A good preacher or ]  play
A dynamic church or ]  a part

 

It is all determined by the amount of hunger and thirst that: –

We have for a real relationship with a “more than enough”

(El Shadai) God!

Like telling your son to brush his teeth, comb his hair; until one day he meets a girl.
Then he grooms himself uses your after shave, why because he’s in love!!
Our emptiness will determine how much we will be filled.

 

Luke 1:53 – He has filled and satisfied the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.

 

People who aren’t really hungry and thirsty: –

Are those who think the church is a bless me club. (Jesus didn’t intend for us to sit around and grow fat on the word.  He intended for us to stay hungry by exercising our faith.) Become doers of the word
Church is a place where you come to just receive something that may or may not touch your life – (If it doesn’t it’s also okay) (it doesn’t really concern you.)
Church is a place where you can just get a few good feelings, that make you feel good – the odd goose bump or 2.
A person that’s not hungry or thirsty won’t be serious about wanting to undergo Transformation in their lifestyle and attitude. (You’ll come and go and stay exactly as you were.)
If you come to God empty and leave empty you must know you are too full and too rich of yourself.

 

The emptier you are of self of the flesh, the more God will fill you up with good things (that’s what Luke 1:53 say’s.)

We see Gods attitude when we are hungry and thirsty

 

II Kings 4:1-4 – The story of the widow and the oil.
The flow will never stop until you stop supplying an empty vessel hungry and thirsty for more of God.
Emptiness, hunger and thirst for God caused Israel to call on God.
Who came and filled their hunger and quenched their thirst, by removing them from slavery?
May we learn from Israel’s history that,
When they become empty of their desire of God and so pre-occupied with themselves – their history was disaster, misery, and destruction.

 

Let me ask you; When is it the easiest time to go on a diet?

It’s obviously when you are full and not hungry.
It’s the same as when you are feeding on the word.
Staying prayed
Attending church and fellowship being active and obedient.

It’s very easy then; to give up feeding on all the worldly trash, that keeps us from hungering and thirsting for God. Becoming dik worldly Christians!!!

 

Romans 8:13 – For if you live according to the (dictates of) the flesh, you will surely die.  But if through the power of the (Holy) Spirit you are (habitually) putting to death (making extinct, deadening the evil deeds prompted by the body, you shall (really and genuinely) live forever.

 

Let me ask you this: – During this pandemic!!

Are you loosing your appetite for God and His righteousness? (What’s your first love like)
Have you been skipping spiritual meals lately – like.

Not reading the word

Not praying

Not attending church online

Not testifying to others about Jesus

Is there still a passion for the lost in your heart?

You don’t just have one meal and then live off and feed on the memory of that for several days – or weeks –

You never say: – Oh, I’ve eaten that before; so, I’m not going to eat it again.  No!!! We must continue to feed on the word.

The only thing spiritual “hunger & thirst” will recognise is: – The source of its satisfaction. – Only Jesus gives complete satisfaction.

 

John 6:35 (NIV) – Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

 

John 6:53-56 (NIV) – 53Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55For My flesh is real food, and My blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in them.”

 

John 6:66-67 (NIV) – 66From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed Him. 67” You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.

 

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

What is your choice? –

Do you want to live a life of complete satisfaction –?

Here is your opportunity to –

Either repent and restore your relationship with God, or
Re-confirm your love, appreciation, and commitment to Him.

***