"You Complete Me"

When your desire for God outweighs your desire for anything else, that is when you will have true ______.
Fill in the blank.
I started off my morning by just rattling off apologies to Jesus, as I stared in the mirror getting ready for the day. 
I am sorry I don’t pay more attention to You. 
I am sorry I choose Netflix over You on a daily basis.
I am sorry I plan my future on my own and let my heart and imagination run way ahead of You and Your plan. 
And I went back to getting ready and heard Him say this: 
When your desire for God outweighs your desire for anything else, that is when you will have true ______.

It is really true for any word.
Trust, peace, wholeness, love, you pick.  Whatever it is you feel like you need, that is how to find it.

I think for me right now it is satisfaction.  To be content.

I have decided my prayer word for the year is satisfy.  Mostly because of songs with lyrics that keep sticking out to me:
“Your love is all that can satisfy.”
“We believe You will satisfy.”
“There’s nothing in this world that could ever satisfy.”

And also because I keep expecting other things to make me content and satisfied with life and it just doesn’t. ever. work.

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  (Matthew 6:21)
Where your focus is, there your time will be also.  Where your desire is, there your emotions will be also.  Where your trust is, there your security will be also.

Where you put your time, heart, energy, trust – that is what you are hoping will satisfy you. 
I have placed it in my friends. My family. My job. My grades. My athletic performance. My ability to listen.  My ability to love, and to be loved.  My hope for beauty.
Where have you placed your treasure? Your hope? Your satisfaction?
And has it ever actually fulfilled you?

Philippians 4:11 says “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Because… “The Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need” (Psalm 23 NCV).

I truly believe that God being our one, true desire and true love is the onlyway to find a life of fullness.  Of true satisfaction and completeness.
John 10:10 – “I have come that they may have life, and life to the full.”

I think we waste most of our lives waiting for whatever it is that will ‘complete us’.  And we will never find it.  Because as soon as that thing comes, we realize that it isn’t actually what we needed to feel “full”. 

Jeremiah 2:13 says that we have failed to trust that He is the Living Water, and we have dug our own cisterns, “broken cisterns that cannot hold water”.

Until we understand that only Jesus satisfies, we will be running around drinking from all different water sources only to remain thirsty and unsatisfied.

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I write to process, and sometimes send those thoughts out into the void. Passionate about Jesus and people and bringing those two together. Living in and loving Denver. Working with college students, who are the coolest. Seeking Jesus and JOY in everything.

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