Yesterday we finished the inaugural course of Satisfied…at Last! at my church here in Arizona. I led two wonderful groups of women through the 6-week course and we all ate it up together! I am so thrilled at the great reception this book is already getting. I can say that because I take no credit for the study whatsoever. Hesitating to sound mystical or super-spiritual, I can’t help but tell you that God truly doled out this study to me one day at a time and He was gracious to do so. It is filled, quite simply, with the lessons He has taught me about how He saved us to satisfy us.
During the course we learned the essential skill for eating from the King’s table: simply to eat daily and fully from Jesus, the Bread of Life, the Word that became flesh. When we have a living and vibrant relationship with Jesus, we can take in His Word, meditate on it, memorize it, and properly apply it to our lives knowing that it will not return void, but will accomplish something powerful in our lives. And that, quite simply, has proven to be the key to living a satisfied life – feasting on the Word of God.
I am amazed by the arrogance of most believers, me included, who have believed that we could live an abundant, full and satisfied life in Christ without really digesting His Word. Do you see our foolish behavior for what it’s been? Do you see how we talk about the Bible being precious, we quote it when it’s convenient, and we study it when we’ve got a good group of girlfriends to gather with, but we neglect to eat on it daily?
We are told over and over and over in the Bible to meditate on God’s Word. We are reminded that it is in meditation that we really sink our roots deep and begin to live fruitful lives.
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