Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 63
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 63:5
Being satisfied and being content have their place but these concepts are countercultural. Sadly,I still wrestle with contentment and satisfaction in numerous areas and I feel like I should be a little further in this part of my journey. For me, taking time to consider these concepts is important. Allowing God’s Word to orient me is critical otherwise I let the world and its definition of satisfaction chart my course of contentment.
Inventions and discoveries occur because people are not satisfied with what is out there and that can be a great thing. Here, in the USA, we have so many choices and so many “new and improved” things that it can be challenging to be satisfied with things that maybe aren’t perfect but acceptable. And, in having a preference, does it mean that we can’t be satisfied with what we have even though it may not be our preference? Will we ever develop the perfect thing with so many different preferences that we all have? I feel like there is more of an encouragement to be dissatisfied these days. And I can see that bleeding into my thoughts about other things besides how I like my coffee and what I want to eat today or what I want to wear.
So check your thoughts on contentment and satisfaction. I know these verses have given me a lot to think about the last day or so. I have been pondering what is enough. If stripped of those potential “chariots and horses” from yesterday, is God enough? When things go as low as they can go for me, will God meet me in my needs and be enough? I know He will but I have been spoiled by not only having my needs met but also by having my material preferences available to me a lot of the time. Burger King says you can “Have it Your Way” but I don’t know that this idea has been good for us to get accustomed to. We get a barrage of messages every day that promote selfishness and even simple advertising jingles can promote dissatisfaction!
As always, I would love to hear how these verses impact you and what you are learning in your journey as you contemplate satisfaction and contentment in light of God’s Word!
“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we bring nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” 1 Timothy 6:6-8