Carey Lewis Devotions
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
Self-Examination 2021: Stomach, Satisfaction
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul,
And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
Psalm 107:9 (NASB)
He makes peace in your borders,
And fills you with the finest wheat.
Psalm 147:14 (NASB)
You prepare a table before me
In the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Psalm 23:5 (NIV)
You prepare a feast for me
In the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Psalm 23:5 (NLT)
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Psalm 34:10 (NKJV)
Satisfaction is a rare quality.

To understand joy of contentment, not only with the foods we're presented, but also with our life's circumstances... is a seldom-reached mark of happiness.

Do we miss the beauty within our grasp?

* The exuberance found in our children.

* The reasons we first loved our spouses.

* The support of our families in Christ.

* The gifts of sight, sound, speech, touch and movement.

* The cover of homes, roofs, clothes, beds and warmth.

* The security of shelves stocked with food.

* The freedom to worship Christ openly.

* The opportunity to get good jobs.

* The asset of public education.

* The ability to perform for Christ.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: The light's not brighter on the next stage. So thank the Lord for your roles right now. He delights in your satisfaction and loves to exceed your heart's desires.

But first, rehearse appreciation. Practice it by eating modestly. Then you'll find God's gems of happiness, including a satisfied stomach, because He's always within your reach.

## Self-Examination 2021: Stomach, Satisfaction(Part 94)

NOTE: This is a 2021 edit of a 2017 Shine Devotion series, 'Self-Examination.' You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players.' Mostly true. But you're not 'merely players.' You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Self-Examination 2021 series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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