Lately, in my faith journey, I have found myself thinking about satisfaction. All kinds of satisfaction: physical, mental, sexual, emotional, I-Can’t-Get-No, etc. Reading through Hebrews can do that to a person. I look at the things I say,do, and think about revealing where I find my satisfaction and how I show that to the world.

Some people think that to be satisfied is to be selfish but that is misleading and dangerous thinking. Also misleading, and maybe even more dangerous, is the thought that the ultimate goal in life is to be satisfied by the things that we make ourselves, give ourselves, or figure out for ourselves. Our satisfaction can become enlightenment, wealth, children, wife, boyfriend, job, or any number of possible things. Some of these things that we think bring satisfaction only bring a feel-goody niceness for a moment. Other things like drugs or mindless sex give a moment of supposed clarity or caring or wanting. All of those things are fleeting and dangerous and we walk on thin ice if we put our hope  in those things to get us through, and if you walk on thing ice long enough it will  break. The water underneath is mighty cold and unforgiving.

To be satisfied is not selfish, or fleeting for that matter,if one’s satisfaction is found in God. If he leads us by the hand and is our ultimate satisfaction, when everything else is stripped away, we can find love and grace to spread to our family, friends, and strangers. Life can be full of joy, even in moments of desolation and defeat, when God is our satisfaction and at the center of our life. All other things, good and bad, will eventually pass away, but their is a God who is looking down upon us, sent His son Jesus to die for us, and has us in His strong arms.  When trials and tribulations come we can turn to our satisfaction and find, imagine this, satisfaction.

Hebrews 13

Final Exhortations

1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it. 3 Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily. [a] 4 Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers. 5 Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you. 6 Therefore, we may boldly say:

The Lord is my helper;

I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

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  1. Ruth M. Dowd says:

    Music plays a major roll in our lives, bringing joy and peace. So glad you got to go to this concert and enjoy your band’s last concert. After a few months or years, they will come back together to give special concerts, so you will probably get to hear them again.

    It is so great to watch you grow in your faith and your writing skills. Keep up the good work.

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