In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote “A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see from the hand of God” (NIV,2010)
What is satisfaction? The dictionary defines satisfaction as:
1. a. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, need, or appetite.
b. Pleasure or contentment derived from such gratification.
c. A source or means of gratification.
and what is gratification? Pleasure, happiness, delight, gladness, enjoyment!
When you receive His gifts with gratitude, you cannot help but be joyful. All that we do and all that we have comes from Him. Our life is meaningless without God. Yet knowing that He is with us always, we can enjoy His bountiful blessings. His hand is present in every aspect of our day. We are His children. He wants us to enjoy everything He provides.
Your challenge this week is to reflect on an aspect of your daily life that seems mundane or that perhaps you simply go through the motions. Maybe it is an area of your life where you struggle or an issue that you simply cannot reconcile. Compare that with a part of your life where you are outwardly joyous and give thanks to our Lord. How are they similar? How are they different? What changes can you make to begin enjoying everything He blesses you with? How can you turn it around and find the joy that He wants to to have – and enjoy!
Now create a layout that helps you express your gratitude; your happiness; your pleasure in His blessings -the blessings He provides every day. Celebrate and rejoice. Enjoy! Here is WordArt to get you started.
Wishing you an awesome week in the Lord. I pray you rejoice and celebrate all of His blessings in your life.