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The quote has been tucked into my Bible for years and every so often I return to read its familiar words.

Our souls will long for more. If you need further proof, one only needs to watch a few minutes of TV commercials. Ads bombard us to buy more, buy expensive, and to stretch our budgets further than they are able to go. And it is all in the hopes of experiencing delight and satisfaction.

Three truths emerge as I think on the quote:

  1. We all will have cravings. Our souls will yearn for something to fill us up. “I long, yes I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord” (Psalm 84:2, NLT). The psalmist had come to learn only God can fill the longing, the empty place meant for Him alone.
  2. We all will search for satisfaction. We find quality of life and contentment when our search leads us to God alone. “My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water … Your unfailing love is better than life itself, how I praise you!” (Psalm 63:1b, 3, NLT).
  3. We need to taste and experience the comfort of our Savior. “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8, NLT). In so doing, we come to discover “we will have all we need” (verse 9) and ” we will lack no good thing” (verse 10), for He will fill and satisfy our longings with Himself.

Return to these words from the above quote:

“The believer is in danger if he allows himself to go for any length of time without tasting the love of Christ  and savoring the comforts of a Savior’s presence.” (John Flavel)

Each day may we return to Him and wait expectantly for He will be faithful to with meet us.

“Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3, NLT)

As we taste the love of Christ,
savor His Presence alone,
will our souls then be fully satisfied.


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