a : the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sin
b : reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice
a : fulfillment of a need or want
b : the quality or state of being satisfied : contentment
c : a source or means of enjoyment : gratification
One of the best lessons. I’m amazed with these two differing meaning to the word. As human we thrive for satisfaction, in everything, from our basic needs to our wants, we make it a point to be satisfied! Even in marriage, seeking satisfaction and even beyond satisfaction is a must.
In a marital argument specifically, we get that sought-after feeling of getting even with our spouse or worse, inflicting greater damage. I myself get that feeling that in a spur of the moment while I’m in an argument with Jeff, there’s this voice cheering, “say it! say it, or you’ll lose”, or “say it so you’ll satisfy your emotion!” Well it’s true, it’ll be gratifying, yet the question is, what fruit shall this bear? What do I gain with this?
These inevitable moment of its kind made me weak to the point of thinking of quitting, BUT, my gracious Father in Heaven, poured out His Holy Spirit, that I am held prisoner for righteousness of Jesus Christ. Thru prayer, He had made my heart to be still, and choose my battle. And you know what, there’s nothing more satisfying feeling than knowing that Jesus is my Highpriest, and He knows.
These fruit of the Holy Spirit, are not results of things I did right, nor something I magically get for being “used to” with thing over 16 years being with my husband. It’s a result of surrendering my weaknesses to the Lord including my need to get satisfaction on things that are not heavenward.
Thank you Lord. ️ #coffeeoverload #JesusBeforeAnythingElse #NoPerfectMarriageJustPerfectGod - 17 days ago