Finding Complete Satisfaction in God

In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:6-8 ESV)

It’s an incredible blessing to be completely satisfied in the LORD and nothing else. When a believer truly realizes that everything comes from God, there is nothing to fear or worry about. That is an aspect of freedom that I desire and I think all Christians already have it. But some of us just don’t know how to live it out.

Most of our issues, if not all of them, begin with how we think and perceive things. Do we really believe all things are possible with God? And do we believe that he is always mindful about what is best for us? If the answers are “yes” to both questions, then we can now live each day looking forward to whatever Jesus has for us next.

We already have eternal life because we have been sealed with the Holy Spirit. Therefore, death is no longer a concern for us and we should actually push ourselves towards adventurous living! God’s will is filled with all sorts of anticipations: conversion, healing, restoration, transformation, and so on. Miracles are happening everywhere; we just need to ask him to help us see them. Faith isn’t boring because God isn’t boring. If you walk outside and take notice of everything he created, you may hopefully observe how infinitely powerful, wise, and creative he is. I don’t think boredom is in his character at all. That’s just the devil trying to deceive us.

When we get to a point where we delight to do God’s will, then we have taken another step towards being completely satisfied in him. That is why the Apostle Paul advises us to “lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely” and to “run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1). The pace of our spiritual walk hastens into a run when we become excited about God and his plans. We don’t want to miss out! He consistently gives us something to look forward to and we must have the desire to chase after him. When our spirit is devoted in this manner, then we must wait and see what God invites us to do. And when he makes a clear invitation to do something, then we should run in obedience and without hesitancy to accomplish his will.

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