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God Has A Satisfying Life For You

Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

J. R. Lowell:

No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him. There is always work, and tools to work withal, for those who will.

Many believe that their life is their own to live as they please. But the truth is that we belong to the Lord. He created us and gave us our bodies and our lives and we owe them to Him. When you make something out of materials that you own it belongs to you. When God makes something it belongs to Him.

1 Corinthians 6:19: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Our lives are lent to us for a time and we are to be good stewards of them. An interesting truth is that apart from God*s help, men always choose lives that will be less satisfying than the one the Lord would give them. He has designed us in such a fashion that we will not be satisfied with anything less than His plan.

Proverbs 27:20: Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Psalms 63:5-6: My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: 6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

Psalms 65:4: Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

Proverbs 14:14: The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Proverbs 19:23: The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Jeremiah 31:14: And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.

Psalms 17:15: As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Psalm 47:4: He shall choose our inheritance for us.

Believer, if your inheritance be a lowly one you should be satisfied with your earthly portion; for you may rest assured that it is the fittest for you. Unerring wisdom ordained your lot, and selected for you the safest and best condition. A ship of large tonnage is to be brought up the river; now, in one part of the stream there is a sandbank; should some one ask, *Why does the captain steer through the deep part of the channel and deviate so much from a straight line?* His answer would be, *Because I should not get my vessel into harbour at all if I did not keep to the deep channel.* So, it may be, you would run aground and suffer shipwreck, if your divine Captain did not steer you into the depths of affliction where waves of trouble follow each other in quick succession. Some plants die if they have too much sunshine. It may be that you are planted where you get but little, you are put there by the loving Husbandman, because only in that situation will you bring forth fruit unto perfection. Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there. You are placed by God in the most suitable circumstances, and if you had the choosing of your lot, you would soon cry, *Lord, choose my inheritance for me, for by my self-will I am pierced through with many sorrows.* Be content with such things as you have, since the Lord has ordered all things for your good. Take up your own daily cross; it is the burden best suited for your shoulder, and will prove most effective to make you perfect in every good word and work to the glory of God. *Down busy self, and proud impatience, it is not for you to choose, but for the Lord of Love!*

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