February 9, 2012
I've been reading Psalm 103 daily, for over a year now. I love it so much.
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He satisfies us with good. Think about that. As a general rule, we are hard to satisfy. But this verse assures that He provides everything that is wholesome and constructive for me. Lately the Lord has been teaching me about being content. As a new mom, I'm often discontent with what I'm not able to get done each day. As a selfish girl, I'm discontent with how much time I have for myself. Too often, especially in the winter, I think I'm discontent with the whole season. I am controlled by the calendar; letting myself be driven only by whatever exciting thing is up next.

Why hold out for the future, or for more time, more anything, when He can satisfy me today. Not only does He satisfy us through His Word, and with a deep joy in knowing Him as Savior, He orchestrates every minute of the daily grind providing the daily bread of grace. He works in real, perceptible ways. I've been purposely looking for the small, satisfying things He allows me to enjoy; every happy little moment is from Him. Sneaking my sleeping babe safely back to her crib and letting me get an extra hour of sleep? That is extremely satisfying grace. Standing at the kitchen window with a steamy mug or working alongside my husband on dishes or being showered and breakfasted before lunchtime.. all so satisfying! Once I start seeking out the satisfying things, it's clear to me that the Lord cares about today. I am thankful for this. And the more thankful I am, the more contentment flows in.

Lord, may I be satisfied in You today. 

11 comments:

Laura said...

Totally needed this reminder today. It is so true. Thanks for sharing.

Kara Gehret said...

I really needed this today. I'm often following the equation if only I had _____ then I will be content. I depend on his daily grace as the sustainer of joy far less than I should. Thanks, Summer.

Liz said...

Amen. I have been so thankful for this Psalm ever since you encouraged me with it. Thank you again for a beautiful reminder.

Marilyn said...

As others have said, I really needed to hear that...this very minute. Amen.

Kaitlyn Luce said...

Also needed to read this today. As a college student, I never have time to do exactly what I want because I'm always weighed down by homework. But that doesn't mean I shouldn't be looking for the small things. Thank you, thank you!

Nessa Bixler said...

Lord, may I be satisfied in you today...

love love love and going on my mirror.
Thank you Summer.

Tawnya said...

A good reminder in this psalm. It is above-the-kitchen-sink-worthy:) Thanks Summer for sharing your heart!

Whitney Lane said...

How beautiful, Summer. Have you read "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp? This post reminded me of it and I know you would LOVE the book.

Emily R said...

How wonderful! I'm definitely going to ruminate on this tomorrow!

Katherine said...

This.

Marilyn said...

Oh, and your post has me singing this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3oxWDaOxQ4

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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