Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Finding Satisfaction

I realized in my devotions the other day that often I pray for God to sustain me, I want much, but in reality I expect little. I know God loves me, but I often don’t live as if God alone can satisfy me.

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I turn to other things in hopes of finding satisfaction. Sometimes my longing drives me to the mall or to the refrigerator or searching the Internet for great travel deals. The only problem is that after I’ve spent my money, increased my waistline, or soaked in the sun, I still feel empty.

But, I’m learning what I need to be truly filled. Sometimes that means escaping to the quiet of my room, curling up in a ball on my bed, and praying to God for strength and peace. Other times its opening my Bible and filling my mind with God’s Word.

As a parent, one of the best things we can do for our children is to find room for Christ. Not allowing our hearts to be crowded or our hands to be full. Not allowing our minds to be preoccupied. It’s allowing ourselves to find intimacy with our Lord. And the only thing that will keep your children true to their faith is an intimate relationship with Jesus—one they learn from your example—for themselves.
©Tricia Goyer
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