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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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February 18, 2013 - Dissatisfied Satisfaction

By Gary Rogers

Satisfaction is a difficult concept concerning our relationship with the Lord. To be satisfied implies we have all we want or need. Think of when you push away from the table with a full stomach and say, "No, thank you. I'm very satisfied. I can't eat another bite."

The Lord fills us to overflowing with His blessings, but should we ever say, "Thank You, Lord. That's enough. I really have all I want"?

On the other hand, to say we are never satisfied implies it is never good enough. Dissatisfied with God could imply God's blessings are never good enough. If you're dissatisfied with a meal, you may not like the flavor, or you may think it's too hot, or too cold, or too little in quantity.

In dealing with spiritual satisfaction, I've heard people say, "I'm satisfied with a dissatisfied satisfaction." I like that idea.

The "satisfied" portion of this phrase emphasizes God's blessings are truly satisfying. God is more than enough and is able to give more than I ask (Ephesians 3:20). God provides richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17). In Jesus, I have a peace that exceeds anything offered by the world (John 14:27). In God, I find a source of provision that meets my every need (Philippians 4:19).

There is a total satisfaction found in our God. Faith in God provides a contentment that surpasses our wants, needs or desires.

But the rest of the phrase reminds us our hunger for more of God should never be satisfied. Our spiritual thirst for a deeper relationship with Him should never be quenched. There is no place in Christianity for the believer to say, "No, thank You, Lord. I've got enough." God should never hear from us, "Lord, I've seen all the miracles, salvations, deliverances, restorations, and moves of Your Spirit I care to see."

As long as there is one lost soul needing salvation, one individual needing healed, one person needing deliverance from a life-controlling substance, one family needing restoration — we haven't received enough. Satisfaction can become an enemy that unites with apathy and complacency to destroy our hunger and thirst for God. May we never become cold and indifferent toward God and all that He desires to do in us and through us.

So you and I should hunger with an abiding satisfaction for every provision and blessing given. We should thirst with a heart of thanksgiving for the abundant outpouring we have received. Then we let God know we want more! We want to see more salvations, more miracles, more deliverances, more restorations, and more of the moving of His Holy Spirit.

This is our "dissatisfied satisfaction."

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of Grand Assembly of God in Chickasha, Okla.



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