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15 Quotes on Being Satisfied With Life

Are you satisfied with your life?

Are you happy?

Are you peaceful?

Remember when you were a little kid? And going to the store and getting that candy bar at the store – now that was satisfaction! And then being a teenager, and your parents gave you the car keys for your night out? That was satisfaction. And maybe later in life you got married, and you thought now this is satisfaction. Then the kids came and again – that was satisfaction. But isn’t it funny, how things change as you go through life? Suddenly what you thought would bring satisfaction didn’t anymore.

So we got the MORE mentality. If I get more money, more fun, more stuff – then I’ll be satisfied. So we do it. And it does not bring the peace that we thought it would. Until we realize that:

Satisfaction is not in what we do or what we have.

I have found that the only way to satisfaction in life is Jesus. There is no other thing that can fill that God place but Him. Not money, not jobs, not family, not friends, not relationships – just Him.

GOD is the SOURCE of my satisfaction.

We all have a place in our heart that longs for His presence and His touch. He is our Creator and He made us that way.

Does Life Have a Name?

© 2014 Diana Rasmussen

Tried chasing money, tried make-believe fame
Had lots of power, just got devoured
Lonely and empty in my fancy position
my name it’s on the door
there has to be more

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

I’ve worshiped knowledge, with liars and politics
rules of tradition, lots of religion
This world can’t fill me up, my cup’s almost empty
I’m grasping at straws, seeing all of my flaws

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

lonely in a crowded room

Does Life have a Name?
I’m so tired of playing this game.
Success feels like failure turned inside out

15 BIBLE QUOTES ON BEING SATISFIED WITH LIFE

  1.  I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says the Lord. – Jeremiah 31:14

  2. The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.” – Joel 2:19

  3. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. – Joel 2:26

  4. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. – Psalm 17:15

  5. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! – Psalm 22:26

  6. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. – Psalm 36:8

  7. As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness. – Psalm 17:15

  8. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever! – Psalm 22:26

  9. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. – Psalm 36:8

  10. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. -Psalm 104:13

  11. The people asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven. – Psalm 105:40

  12. A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, And the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him. –  Proverbs 12:14

  13. The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above. – Proverbs 14:14

  14. A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled. – Proverbs 18:20

  15. Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. – Proverbs 20:13

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Do you work or play?

I had the pleasure of a ‘coffee date’ with my teenage daughter last night.  Twice a month we go listen to live music at our local coffee shop.  It was fun, and I am amazed at the Local Talent here in southern WI.  Anyway, this coffee shop puts up a quote a day. Here is the one they had posted last night, from Author James Michener.

from: http://www.rugusavay.com/james-a-michener-quotes/

So that started the wheels spinning, lol!  I spent the evening listening to music and reflecting. OK, where have I refused to see the light?  What am I still holding onto to stay in the dark?

My latest ‘battle’ is work-related. Or should I say, what to do about work after this leg thing.  I have had many ‘jobs’ in my lifetime.  Us moms usually do.  I did get a college degree in Biology/Chemistry but really only worked in the field for a few years.  After I had kids my priorities changed.  Life changed. Things happened.  I don’t regret it, my kids are way more important than any  job.  I am grateful for the time I have had to spend with them.

After divorce, I had to go back to work, kids or no kids.  Yep I did the 9-5, and then 6-3, and another part-time job 4-9pm all to try to survive after the financial mess a divorce (or two) leaves you with. And the daycare fun, yeah right.  But we made it.  May not have been pretty, or looked like much, but to us – we survived.  That in itself was a miracle.

And now, I am looking forward.  What do you want to do with the next 20 years Ms D? Go back to a ‘regular’ job. Idk. I have put out a few resumes for ‘desk’ jobs. But seriously, I am competing with the 20 year olds. Wow, I remember when I was that young.  Such high hopes and felt on top of the world.

Today I just want to ‘play’. I don’t want to ‘work’. Does that sound stupid? I am not a lazy person, I have had 2-3 jobs sometimes. I have done the ‘work’ thing. But can’t I just play and make money doing that?The ‘work’ thing was not fun or fulfilling.  It was rather empty.

So, what does ‘play’ mean to you? For me it is writing and music.  So I started looking there. Recently I have been writing music, and working for some online companies doing writing/voice overs and the like. It is much calmer lifestyle for me. And it allows me to run kids around for different activities.

My husband runs his own computer business – he thinks that is fun. Crazy, I know, but he loves it, and he is very good at it. Bob drives all over doing IT work for lots of big name companies. “Never the same day twice” he says.  He is amazing, and a gift from God.  So, He inspires me too – to do what God made me for – and to trust that God will work it out.  I am blessed.

So do you ‘work’ or do you ‘play’?

Source: http://raevisita.tumblr.com/post/12932982679/art-of-living

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU:

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,  for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?  To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 NIV)

“What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.  I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him…

 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them? (Ecclesiastes 3:9-14, 22 NIV)

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,

We know you made us to give you glory here on Earth.  To shine light in the darkness and spread joy and peace.  Lead us to the field you want us to plant in.  We are tired of ‘working’ and not getting anywhere. Like Solomon, toil seems useless sometimes. Let us rest in your peace, and ‘play’.  Enjoy our time here with you, and show others how awesome You are. You have put this special plan of eternity in our hearts, so let us remember that our assignment here is only temporary, in Jesus Name.