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31Days to Keep a Tender Heart: October 8


Still counting gifts:

·         #493: Forgetting my headphones which allowed me to listen to the forest during my run

·         #494: The smell of the heat coming on in the house for the first time

·         #495: Watching leaves caught in the wind, dancing across the road

·         #496: Multi-colored trees: green at the base, lightening to red, orange and yellow at the top

·         #497: The privilege of offering compassion to those who are habitually hard on themselves

·         #498: Treating my youngest brother to dinner at one of his favorite places

·         #499: Celebrating the man he has become

·         #500: Bible study with women I enjoy and led by my mom
I know that I have said this before, but it bears repeating. My mom, Anne, is a woman who has been passionately committed to pursuing God with her whole heart since before I was born. She is a wonderful student of the Bible and she is a gifted teacher to those who desire to study the Bible for themselves.

We are studying the book of Ruth on Monday nights. Tonight, my mom added a discussion of some scriptures that talk about being satisfied in God. I was so touched by these verses and this conversation that I want to share some of it with you.
As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake. Psalm 17:15

It’s in the place of connecting with God, face to face, where we can be satisfied.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. Proverbs 19:23

I want to abide in satisfaction. Doesn’t that sound incredible?! It’s linked to the fear of the LORD, which leads to life. I want to cultivate the fear of the LORD so that I can have life and abide in satisfaction.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Even my needs will be satisfied in Christ Jesus. This gives me hope, knowing that God wants to satisfy me in relationship with Him and meet my needs. Thank you God for loving me enough to want me to be truly satisfied and for providing that fulfillment in yourself.

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