19 July 2016

Satisfaction - Guaranteed

Greetings Dear Reader,

How often do we hear this in advertising?  Businesses wish us to buy their products and guarantee to satisfy us.  We spend money, look for satisfaction, and even go into debt based on this claim. 

The promise of low prices, double quantity, or free financing are just lures to the pursuit of satisfaction.   Whether it is a need or wants we pursue satisfaction.   We go into debt to feel satisfied when we could wait for satisfaction and pay cash. 

Do we really get satisfaction form things?  It the guarantee ever truly fulfilled?  Power, money, and possessions all guarantee satisfaction.  We must ask ourselves honestly if they deliver.  We must demand that the promise be fulfilled but it will not. 

I have learned that the common guarantee of satisfaction will not be met.  Instead I must search for satisfaction in the eternal.  I must avoid the feelings of pride and avarice.  I must be content with what I have and not seek to possess for the sake of possessing.

The quest for possession exposes our weaknesses.  It shows me what I value more than Christ.  It reveals what I think will satisfy.  I can use the desire to trap the hunger for more.  I can use it to expose what seeks to be more than Christ ot my eyes.

Loose Ends – Dan Fogelberg

Climbing a mountain in darkness
Stranded alone on the ledge
Every attempt that I make to hold on
Pushes me nearer the edge
Sensing the changes impending
My thoughts are diffused by despair
I feel like I'm swimming straight up underwater
Desperately racing for air
I'm racing for air

And the chords struck at birth grow more distant
Yet, we strike them again and again
And we plead and we pray for a glimmer of day
As the night folds its wings and descends
Exposing the loose ends

Surrounding myself with possessions
I surely have more than I need
I don't know if this is justice hard earned
Or simply a matter of greed
A matter of greed

And the chords struck at birth grow more distant
Yet, we strike them again and again
And we plead and we pray for a glimmer of day
As the night folds its wings and descends
Exposing the loose ends

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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