Satisfied in God
Satisfaction can tend to be a massive subject, with much subjective opinion. What it actually means to be “satisfied” varies from person to person on. For instance, one person is satisfied with Burger King, while another person will only be content with grade A beef from the finest restaurant. Some people are okay drinking out of a red solo cup, while others prefer Swarovski glasses from Bloomingdales. And if you’re Mick Jagger, you just can’t get any satisfaction.
But when it comes to the idea of being a people made in the image of God, satisfaction takes on an entirely different meaning. It’s no longer about personal opinion and preference. The Bible presents us with the idea that all humans are made in God’s image, made in His likeness. We are all like little mirrors that are created to reflect God’s person and glory to the world that we live in.
If the Bible’s claim is true, that we are all made in God’s image, which I believe it is, then our greatest satisfaction, at the core of our person, would be to agree with who God is, who we are and what God has called us to do. When these three things come into alignment in our lives, we begin to touch the truth behind satisfaction at a spiritual level. This might even be what it means to be truly human.
Jesus knew and lived out of this place of satisfaction, even though satisfaction for Him included suffering, difficulty, persecution and even crucifixion. Jesus shows us that satisfaction, in a Biblical sense isn’t about personal opinion or preference but obedience to God’s will, regardless of the circumstances or the difficultly.
To hear more about this idea of satisfaction check out the message from Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at IHOPNW.