'Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love—that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.' Psalm 90:14
'Jesus answered, Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.' John 4: 13-14
Can you imagine never being thirsty or hungry again? As much as a good cup of coffee is, I will want another. As tasty as a piece of New York Cheesecake it, I will want another at another time and place. That is the way of our bodies. To be satiated or satisfied. So often we end up beyond satiated, but that feeling vanishes and we are left looking for something else.
We as women can become a one-woman show. Racing our kids here and there. Pursuing personal fulfillment. Trying to be the 'perfect' woman, keeping all the plates spinning. And yet, many times, we are still unfulfilled and not satisfied so we had another spinning plate thinking that will satisfy this longing in our hearts, but it doesn't so we add another plate and on it goes. We are left with the question: 'What more must we do?'
Just one thing. Come to Jesus. 'Really?', you might be thinking,' one more thing to do? I have enough on my to-do list,' may be running through your mind. But this one thing that looks as though it is just one more thing to do is, in reality, the most satisfying, restful thing you can do. It is a phenomenon that our finite minds fail to fully comprehend, but it works. It is in Jesus that we find what truly satisfies.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:
1. Do you make your relationship with Christ just another thing on your 'to-do' list?
2. How do we take Jesus off our 'to-do' list and make Him what satisfies us?
3. Have you tried filling this longing in your heart with things other than a relationship with Jesus and if so, how did that turn out?