Can’t a sister just pull her cartoon-shaped buggy up to the grocery counter, throw down her not-so-good-for-her treats, and drive away guilt-free? Ahem and Amen?
I tell myself I don’t care. I roll my eyes and think, “I’m eating the cookie dough anyway.” But honestly, I walk away feeling less than satisfied--Less than satisfied with myself; and less than satisfied with the cookie dough (I’m about to unroll and eat in my car).
People can’t satisfy us. Food can’t satisfy us. Possessions can’t satisfy us. Body image will never satisfy us.
God is the only one who can bring satisfaction to an unsatisfied soul.
Dr. John Piper’s motto is "God is MOST glorified in us when we are MOST satisfied in Him."
Are you satisfied in Him, just Him, and only Him?
All the weight loss gurus explain that when we eat, we should stop before feeling too full. We eat just enough to be somewhat satisfied. This is difficult when temptation-on-a-stick is starring at us from the plate below.
With God, there is no holding back. There is no pacing ourselves. We can indulge in Him all we want to. We can gorge our unsatisfied stomachs with the decadence of God’s Holy Word until we are full, full, full. Then and only then, will we be satisfied.
Let’s say it together, girls…“I WILL be satisfied with Your presence,” ~Psalm 17:15 (HCSB, emphasis added).
This post was written in response to WFW at Internet Cafe Devotions