I have come to the conclusion that I am a series writer. Series allow me to say everything I want to say without you all having to read a book everyday. The trick is to keep your attention. I hope (pray) to improve on that with each series I write.
As the title of the series implies, over the next few days we will be talking about satisfaction/dissatisfaction and how to find what we are looking for in Christ.
Do you ever feel unsatisfied? Even after becoming a Christian, do you still have times you feel dissatisfied? If so, you are not alone. There have been many times in my Christian walk that I felt unhappy and nothing I was doing was making a bit of difference. Truthfully, I spent many, many years with a deep dissatisfaction and feeling like I was the edge of some life changing moment; yet, that big moment seemed just out of reach. It almost caused me to walk away from God and the church.
Yes, I know that God is supposed to satisfy us, but knowing it and actually finding and feeling it is another matter. So the question begs to be asked: How can we find satisfaction, I mean real, true, life changing satisfaction in God?
I think part of the answer lies in Isaiah.
Isaiah 55:1-3 (NLT): “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! 2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good. You will enjoy the finest food. 3 “Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
1. Are you thirsty?
2. Are you relying on your own resources and abilities?
3. Are you wasting your time and resources on people and things?
4. Are you truly listening to God?
5. Do you have a relationship with God?
Yes, some of these seem like “no-brainers,” but often times those “no-brainers” are the very ones that trip us up. Come back tomorrow as we begin to examine these questions and hopefully pinpoint some warning signs that we are headed for disappointments.
Have a blessed day!