Be. Satisfy me Lord as I wait Upon You.“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” Psalms 90:14
שׂבע שׂבעsâba‛ śâbêa‛ [saw-bah', saw-bay'-ah] Hebrew - A primitive root, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively): - have enough, fill (full, self, with), be (to the) full (of), have plenty of, be satiate, satisfy (with), suffice, be weary of.
The Lord has graciously, consistently, reminded me that the only way I will grow in Him, the only way I will enjoy where He takes me and the people He brings in to my life, the only way I will be able to truly minister to those around me, the only way I can shine the gospel, the only way I will have effective prayer, the only way I can be at a place of truly trusting Him…is when I open my hands to Him and let Him satisfy my heart. Over and over I thought of different chapters of life I have been through and will have ahead of me…the chapter I am now…was I and am I satisfied?...to find true contentment is to let the Lord work in me and experience His perfect satisfaction.
When my heart is Satisfied… life is still life. But at the root of every choice and reaction and attitude is a peace in the sovereignty of God. It is a place where I truly know that the promises of God will meet the deepest desires of my heart.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” Psalms 63:1-8
A dear friend and I like to remind each other to just “Be.”. To not focus on “Do” but to find a place to just Be. Slow down. Though maybe I can’t always physically slow down, but mentally there is a choice whether to give into “do. do. do.” or to just “Be.” I think of to “Be.” as a place where I can sit in the presence of God; pray in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18-19) and claim all that I am in Christ Jesus (Ep. 1:3).
“Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in it with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Pray also for me [Paul] that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel” Ephesians 6:18-19
“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens” Ephesians 1:3
Be. a place of Satisfaction in waiting; to rest, walk, fellowship and pray in the Spirit; to Claim all that I am in Christ’s sufficient sacrifice on the cross... Oh, that the Gospel might be lived out in me.
“Our own unbelief is the only impediment which prevents God from satisfying us largely and bountifully with all good things.” –john calvin
Thoughts and Painting by Trudi D.