One of my friends told me a story about his family. At dinner time, he and his sisters and brothers would eat all
of their food and then gather around their father. They were gathering around him so they could eat from his
plate. These children had all eaten, but none of them were satisfied until they could eat something from their
In the same manner, God is our heavenly Father and no matter what we have eaten or what we have been
drinking of this world, satisfaction only comes when we eat from His plate.
In Christ Jesus, God has prepared a spiritual plate for all to take part and eat from. Jesus is the source and the
sustainer of life.
As it says in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after (for) righteousness: for they shall
Jesus is the embodiment of righteousness. He is waiting to satisfy us and fill every one of our needs.
Satisfaction in Jesus is not just having what we want to please our flesh. It is having what God has provided to
satisfy the spirit man, which is the real part of us. We must be sure that we have placed our desire on and for
In St. John 6:35, Jesus says, “ . . . I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; . .” Hunger
means to crave; therefore, it is evident that if one looked to anything outside of Jesus to fill their cravings, there
can be no real satisfaction.
For centuries, people have experienced dissatisfaction in life because they seek to fill their hunger with the
wrong things. Drugs, alcohol, sex, etc. will all satisfy on a temporary basis, but Jesus satisfies on an eternal
basis. Once we have directed our hunger to Him then we are insured total fulfillment.
Total fulfillment, as it is seen in Matthew 5:6 above, not only includes fulfillment of hunger, but of thirst as well.
Thirst is defined as a sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat associated with a desire for liquids. When
dryness is present and there is no liquid, nothing flows.
We read in St. John 4:13-14, “. . . Whoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again. But whosoever drinketh of
the water that I shall give him shall never thirst . . .” In this scripture text, Jesus is speaking to the woman at the
well and in so doing, He differentiates between those who drink and thirst again and those who drink and never
thirst again. He told her that whoever drinks of the water He gives will never thirst. It can be reasoned then that
Jesus is the governing factor in whether or not there is dryness in one’s life. There will be a continual flow
because of the water that He gives.
Psalm 107:9 reads, “For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” “O taste and
see that the LORD is good . . .”
When you come to His table and eat, you will not go away unsatisfied. At the Café of God, you don’t have to
pay for anything. God has already paid with the blood of Christ. Also, you don’t have to go anywhere, God
delivers. He brought Jesus to the earth. All you have to do is accept Him.
If you have never come to God and accepted Christ as your Savior, now is the time. If right now, you see that
the reason behind your dissatisfaction in life has been that you have been eating at the wrong table, make a
commitment right now to drink of the water that He has provided and set your hunger on Him. In Jesus Christ,
the Lord and Savior, you will find life satisfaction.
“. . .Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power
to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised
him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
The second child in a family of four daughters, Cantiese Burrell grew up in Capitol Heights, Maryland. As a
result of her going to many storefront churches with her grandmother, Jesus found Cantiese and she invited
Him into her heart.
Cantiese says, “I believe my life epitomizes God’s wonder working power. Whenever I reflect, I see His hand
working throughout the years to keep me on track and deter the influences of this world from infiltrating my life.
As I look forward, my heart is set on experiencing the fullness of God.”
“Today I find myself a rising 1998 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, ‘smack dab’ in the center of God’s
will; my will totally surrendered to His.”
|dedicated Christians of all ages. This month,
we want you to meet a young woman from the
Satisfaction in the
By Cantiese Burrell