For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36

Years ago the song ‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’ by the Rolling Stones kind of sums up the endless pursuit of a life without Jesus Christ. People pursue sex, wealth, drugs, relationships, and a host of other things but never get rid of that empty hole, tempting them with something else… something more for satisfaction.  

Of course even as Christians we can be seduced into this hedonistic worldview which completely negates the complete satisfaction and sufficiency that is found in God through Jesus Christ alone. What that does is make us dualistic in that we try and have one foot in the world’s camp with the other in God’s. This never works. James 4:4 reminds us that “friendship with the world is hostility toward God”.

The recipe of finding our complete satisfaction in the Lord is to pursue Him. Pursue Him with reading and submitting to His word, prayer, meditation, and fellowshipping with His people. The more we pursue God and His holiness the more we will enjoy Him and be completely satisfied in Him. 

Jonathan Edwards once wrote: The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows, but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams, but God is the ocean.