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Finding Satisfaction

Jun 9, 2024 | Sunday Devotional

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of light, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”.

God has a plan for your life, and it is much greater than you and I could possibly imagine. The God that created the heavens and the earth wants to meet with you today. He wants to bless you and show you things that you never thought possible. Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. John 10:10. Satan, however, works to entice us to do that which is evil and thus thwart God’s awesome plan for our lives.

In today’s verse we are told ” every good and perfect gift is from above”. Every good thing that has ever happened to me can be traced to God. The word perfect means complete, wanting nothing. God tells us ” I have a complete package here for you called ‘life’. You don’t need to dabble in sin. Just keep yourself in love with me.”

Let me put it simply. Do you love God? Are you completely satisfied with God, does it take a bit of the old life to make you happy? Is God enough for you? God has given us so much – His Word, His mercies that endure forever, His forgiveness and His provisions for our well-being. God even gave Himself – dying a criminal’s death for the sins of the world. All He asks from us is that we love Him.

Unfortunately, many Christians today say, ” Lord, I really appreciate all those nice things that you have done, but I’m going to do my own thing over here. I will take a bit of what you have to offer and a bit of what the world can give me.”

Are you looking for Satisfaction apart from God? Talk to God about it. Tell Him that you want to come back to that place where He is all you need. He wants to be your complete satisfaction. Second Corinthians 3: 4 -5 “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward; Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.”

True Satisfaction comes from God.

Pastor Paul Okonkwo
Independent Baptist Bible Church (IBBC),
New Haven,
Enugu

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