Perfect Satisfaction


The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. — Proverbs 13:25

There is something about gastrointestinal bliss, isn't there? Where your belly feels just right after that perfect meal so that the body is delighted with the ideal post-meal experience. But Solomon's not just talking about the feeling of the food in the stomach. He's alluding to the unseen contentment within the righteous man's soul.

Fellas, the righteous man, lives life with incredible soulful satisfaction. This is because they know that satisfaction only comes from God. Therefore this man doesn't fret about the things of this life because his soul is always full. And in those times he has less, he finds his satisfaction in God. And in those times, he has more, he also finds his satisfaction in God. Thus he is trained by godly satisfaction to be content whatever the circumstance. Because contentment is not about what you have or don't have, it's about who you know. And fellas, we know a God who has all things — he satisfies. So be content today.

ASK THIS: Where in your life do you need to learn contentment? Is it in the less or, the more?

DO THIS: Learn to be content with what you have right now.

PRAY THIS: God, thank you for satisfying my soul. You are always enough.

PLAY THIS: Your Grace Is Enough - Chris Tomlin.


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18 thoughts on “Perfect Satisfaction

  1. Chad Husted says:

    great point today Vince. you are talking about my ego monster. that thing that lives in me that is not satisfied…EVER. Shifting focus away from the ego monster to Jesus is the answer. It’s just hard. a moment by moment battle i’ve proven I can’t do on my own.

  2. JL says:

    Great message – thanks Vince. Very timely for me. Appreciate your hard work in preparing these daily messages.

  3. CJB says:

    Mine is a daily struggle. My morning is typically great as I dive into a prayer, devos, Bible studies. Then about mid day or into the evening I start to forget about what I read or where my focus should be.

    Now I set a daily alarm to pray. Just yesterday I changed it to early afternoon and evening. To say we don’t have time to pray is a cop out. Saying “thanks God!” That’s a prayer and sometimes all you need to refocus and recenter yourself. Even with alarms I still struggle, but it’s a start.

  4. David Fredrickson says:

    Lord, praise, honor and glory to you… the one and only almighty and yet gracious one who has persisted and seemingly patiently taught me all I know and experience with contentment. Thank you Lord for not giving up on me. Lord I trust you will provide all the faith I can choose to believe in to grow and trust you all the more… in everything. Praying hope, persistence and faith for all as we struggle with this.

  5. Rich Morris says:

    I really think I need to learn to be more content at the end of the month when I get paid my disability check and I feel like sometimes I forget about the Lord because I have enough money to do things with whereas toward the middle big section of the month when things are very slim and very tight I lean on him so much to provide for me but I should be leaning on him the entire month instead of just when I don’t have money as always thank you Mr Miller

  6. Jason says:

    I constantly need contentment in Him, both in the less, and in the more…. In our line of work, farming, we constantly have areas of not enough and areas of life that we have abundance and tend to rely on ourselves! Literally at the same time, I am begging God for more, and thanking Him for the abundance. Except the truth is, also, that I tend toward thinking that “I am a loser bc I don’t have enough of…, or I am awesome bc I have so much of….

    My prayer is that in times of plenty, and in times of need, I will trust in the Lord my God! He is faithful, I long for more of His faithfulness, and contentment…and He will provide. Amen. Thanks Vince for another great start to the day with Him.

    • Cory Doden says:

      Hey Jason I grew up on a farm and totally get your situation- too much rain, too little rain etc. I think farmers more than anybody get leaning on the Lord in any situation. God’s love and abundance to you and my farming friends!

    • gary says:

      I would urge you to meditate on the importance of understanding who we are in Christ and be content with Hid grace for His grace is sufficient for me.

      Romans 8:11
      But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

    • Mark says:

      Jeff I do totally understand, I’m married but there is no physical intimacy. There are many reasons for this that aren’t important here. I know and understand the longing you’re experiencing. Lifting you up in prayer brother.

  7. Walter says:

    If we understand how to be content with less, then being content with more is easier. Because God is good all the time!