Psalm 90:14, "Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy at the end of our lives" (NLT).
Satisfied. Wouldn't it be great to wake up every morning satisfied? How might we walk through our day differently if we already felt completely satisfied?
Would it change the way we ate? Would it change what we bought? Would it change the way we interacted in our relationships? Would it change how we gave, how we talked, or how we loved?
Sometimes I wake up and ask God to bless my day, but rarely--if ever--do I open my eyes and ask God to satisfy me.
James 4:2 says, "...You do not have because you do not ask God" (ESV). And it goes on to express the importance of asking with the right mindset and motives.
God never promises us material gifts. But He does promise us the gifts that come from His Spirit. And one of the things He promises His spirit will do if we abide in Him is satisfy us.
I can ask God to bless my day, but somehow that feels shallow. It's not wrong to ask God for blessings, but I think instead of asking for more of His gifts, I want to start asking for more of Him.
I think I want to start taking a cue from Moses (who wrote Psalm 90) and ask God to satisfy my soul with Himself every morning. I pray He fills me so full of His Spirit that every action, every reaction, every word, every choice I make flows from a place of deep satisfaction and contentment in Him.
Psalm 63:5, "You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy" (NLT).
Psalm 145:16, "When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing" (NLT).