God’s Word teaches us that we were made for love, made to work, made to find joy in being productive. Made to have vision.
Sometimes when I’m hanging the washing, I stop to think how clothes were made to dry in the breeze & hot soapy water was made to clean dishes. I think of how chickens were made to lay eggs. It’s so interesting how different things were made to work. Then that has me asking how I’m made to work? Not just physical work but what my make up is, what is going to bring me inspiration.
God knows best how we work & often He says things to us that provide the next step in our journey, whether that journey is in healing, parenting, business, or all 3.
It is interesting to know what we are satisfied by, yet more clues for what we were made for.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:7
We were made with a longing to know that what we are doing serves a purpose beyond ourselves.
This is such an interesting concept, that there are specific things God does that satisfy our souls.
And then as I began to look through those Scriptures I noticed others that began with Yes, I will do such and such.
So today, I would like to take you on a little trail, through God’s promises to us from the beginning of life, to the end of life, from the beginning of the day, to the end of the day, promises that touch every aspect of our lives.
We use faith to access these promises. So it’s really helpful to know what the promises are, because we can’t use faith to access something God has not provided. Eg, God has not provided access to another person’s spouse, so we can’t speak and decree and declare that we are going to marry someone who is already married. That’s contrary to what He has actually provided. So let’s find out some of what He has provided for us. Faith is agreeing with what God has said in His Word about our situation, ourselves, and choosing to speak that out. . . we are satisfied by the fruit of our lips Proverbs 18. And our tongues are like a horses bit and a boats rudder. James.
Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, the LORD, God of Hosts. Jeremiah 15:16
Oil and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a friends counsel that comes from the heart. Prov 27:9
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart Psalm119:8
Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. Proverbs 25:25
Another translation says: The light of the eyes cheers the heart, and good news nourishes the bones
Proverbs 16:24 Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 3:17 New Living Translation
She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.
Proverbs 3:17 – The Passion Translation
The ways of wisdom are sweet, always drawing you into the place of wholeness
There’s so much in Psalm 103, that beautiful Psalm that begins with Bless the Lord O my Soul and forget not all His benefits. I’ve written a blog post with some gleanings from that with it’s own FREE PRINTABLE but this week I’ve been meditating on verse 5.
who satisfies you with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:5
Isn’t it interesting that being satisfied with good things, has a direct correlation to our youth being renewed?
With long life will you satisfy me, and show me Your salvation . . . Ps 91:16
Proverbs 18:20-21 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s belly is filled; with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied. Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.…
We hear the Scripture a lot, ‘all God’s promises are YES and Amen.’ But what else does God say yes to? It’s so worth looking through the yes Scriptures, and I thought I would share a few that stood out.
‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, with loving kindess I have drawn you.’ Jeremiah 31:3
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Psalm 19:10
And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, In His tent I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Psalm 27:6
Wait for and confidently expect the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord. Psalm 27:14
Yes, You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me. Psalm 31:3
I love this one . . . it’s for HIS NAMES sake that He leads us and guides us and no one wants to have a bad name. . . many Scriptures reference His Name being made great among the nations in direct correlation to a deliverance miracle taking place.
I will [solemnly] remember the deeds of the Lord; Yes, I will [wholeheartedly] remember Your wonders of old. Psalm 77:11
Remembering His wonders of old is directly related to seeing the many more yeses He wants to perform.
Gracious is the Lord, and [consistently] righteous; Yes, our God is compassionate. Psalm 116:5
I encourage you to write out these Scriptures . . .let them sink deep into you . . . they help shape our view of God’s nature, they show us His will, they give us clues for getting through hard times (hint remembering His former deeds) and they also give us weapons for fighting against the enemy. If he’s threatening your life with sickness or disease, remember that God satisfies with long life and you can expect healing, God satisfies our mouths with good things. If the enemy and stress and worry or nightmares are stealing your sleep, don’t watch scary news or movies but also remind yourself that Yes, God gives His beloved sleep and it will be sweet!
If you have enjoyed this post, I believe you will also enjoy my blog regarding gimel, a profound Hebrew word. We sing ‘your goodness is running after me’. Is it or are we just singing nice words? Yes it is running after us and I want to share some beautiful Scriptures with you in this regard.