Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote a song in 1965, that became very popular by the Rolling Stones, called “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.” It’s not only bad English but it is a bad life when one lives to satisfy the flesh. When true satisfaction can only come with surrender to the God who created us.
- Are you satisfied with yourself?
- Does the external satisfy you?
- Do you have an appetite for the world?
- Are God’s truths sweet to you?
- Are your hungers and thirsts unconditional?
If you have come to a point in your life where you are not satisfied with the world and you’re hungering and thirsting for righteousness, God’s Word promises that you will be filled. The hungry man wants food, the thirsty man wants water, someone who is filled with himself does not realize that he needs both. How does a Christian satisfy his hunger and his thirst?
Jesus is the bread of life.
John 6:51, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Jesus can satisfy our thirst.
John 7:37, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Our hunger and our thirst can be satisfied only by Jesus. In Amos 2:7, God describes backslidden Israel as they, “That pant after the dust of the earth…” We do not want to follow their example. We need to hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Psalm 34:10, “The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”
God promises if we seek Him the good things we desire will be given to us.
Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Here is the promise, that if I walk with God and allow Him to shepherd me, I will want for nothing.
Jeremiah 31:14, “And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.”
Satisfaction in life comes through surrendering ourselves totally and completely through the Lord Jesus Christ and His will.
Now we have to ask ourselves if we are satisfied and filled up and if not why? What can we do to be satisfied?
I hope that this is an encouragement!
God bless you.
Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”