So what is your favorite dinner? Take a moment to think about the meal, the surroundings, and the people. There is hardly anything better than sitting down to your favorite meal, enjoying every last bite, and sitting back and being completely satisfied.
In our focus verse today, David declares he is completely satisfied in the Lord. He has learned how to fully enjoy and rejoice in God's love.
What keeps you from being fully satisfied in Christ? What is spoiling your appetite?
In C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe," Edmund stuffed himself with Turkish Delight. The more he ate, the more he craved. It didn't satisfy. Isn't it that way with the things in this world? The more we have, the more we want, the emptier we feel. But it's not this way with the Lord. He truly and deeply satisfies, stimulating a godly desire for more and more of Him.
So we must say no to the lies, deny the flesh, and feast on the Lord! What are the thoughts, emotions, imaginations, attitudes, or other things that keep you from being fully satisfied in Christ? Sometimes it's people, those in our lives who we may idolize or find misplaced pleasure or satisfaction in or put too much emphasis on (i.e. spouse, children, boss, etc). Take all of this before the Lord. Confess the things that are spoiling your appetite for the Lord and relinquish them. Ask Him to give you a holy appetite for Him.
When we find our delight and our satisfaction in the Lord, we can join with David and say, "My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips" (ESV).