Finding satisfaction in Christ is a running theme and chorus in my life these days. Whether it is the “Boy Meets Girl” series at The Porch or the song playing in my car, the message is that I don’t need anything more than Jesus. And “satisfaction” is the key word, not just “contentment”. When I think about contentment, it strikes me as just enough and a state of pause or rest, which I suppose fits well with the metaphor of food and eating as well as biblical contentment. But in satisfaction, I see a joy and even an overflowing that stirs a response like that of the song, “You”, by Patrick Ryan Clark (excerpt below).
I don’t need anything / I don’t need anything / I don’t need anything more than You / You’re sufficient / You’re complete / Your power is full when I am weak
I’m so distracted and swayed by my emotions and the world around me. I receive kindness from a girl and long for companionship. I practice technology in my job and want to be recognized. I fill my days with many good thing and beg for a break. Then I get a reprieve and wish for busyness. But I don’t anything more than You, Lord Jesus.
On the cross You took my place / And all my debts have been erased / I’m Yours, I’m Yours / And I am lost in Your embrace / Your love is more than I can take / I’m Yours, I’m Yours
This morning I read 1 Peter 1:13 where it says my hope should be fully set on the grace of Jesus. Is it? Am I lost in His embrace? Do I understand that His love is more than I can take? Am I fully His?
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13 ESV)
I don’t need anything. It’s true. The Lord abundantly satisfies and He is on mission for the hearts of men and women–you and me. He started in Genesis with a promise to bless all the peoples of the earth (12:1-3) and in the end, He will have men from every tribe, tongue, people and nation, purchased by the blood of the Lamb (Rev. 7:9). I am one of those and I get to pursue others with the Lord on His mission. What more could I need? He is complete.