Fully and Truly Satisfied

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” – John 7:37-38

Am I fully and truly satisfied in Christ? I know that Jesus, my all-in-all, should be enough, but if He is, then why do I have need of anything else.

Why do I “need” to watch my favorite television program? Why do I “need” a cup of coffee? Why do I “need” to catch a movie, eat a steak, drink a milk shake, see my kids? If the Lord is my Shepherd, then why do I still “want?”

Jesus said that if I believe in Him, a river of living water will flow from within, speaking of the powerful, consuming presence of the Holy Spirit. There will be no thirst, no hunger, no need that He will not meet if we are filled with the Holy Spirit. A desire is not a “need,” unless we allow it to control us, but if we as believers are controlled by the Holy Spirit, then there is no room to be mastered by anything else.

Am I fully and truly satisfied in Christ?

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God. – Martin Luther

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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