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Does Your “Snickers” Satisfy?

You have probably seen the commercial on the TV that shows someone having a bad day.  A celebrity, such as Robin Williams or Roseanne Barr, is totally wiped out.  Finally, at the end, it shows them eating a Snickers and revert to their true form.

Snickers is said to satisfy the person.

Snickers does indeed satisfy, but only for a little while.  Eventually the satisfaction is gone, leaving us with that unsatisfied feeling again, needed to be renewed.  Why?

Because while it will fill your belly for a time, it doesn’t have what it takes to provide you with the sustenance you really need.

Imagine, though, you were invited to a formal dinner.  You dress up in your special Sunday go-to-meeting clothes.  Several courses are served.  Forks and spoons you have never seen before sit before you.  Each course come out at its selected time.  Once the meal is done, you are full.  You remain full for some time to come.

Would you stick a Snickers in your hip pocket before you partake of this fabulous meal?

Of course you wouldn’t.  The problem is that is exactly what so many of us do spiritually speaking on a daily basis.  The Lord, our Shepherd, takes us to still waters to lie beside.  He leads us through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.  He takes us in and anoints us with oil and prepares us for the feast.  He takes us into His banquet hall and lays out a feast for us.

We ignore it for that Snickers.  Don’t try to tell me don’t.  I do and we aren’t that much different.

So, what’s the secret?

Paul tells us that we need to learn to be content and satisfied in all situations that we find ourselves in (Philippians 4:11).  No matter the circumstance, Paul fund himself able to be content.  Satisfied.

That’s the first step.  Knowing that you can be content in all things.

So, how do we do it?

Hunger.  Thirst.  Seek what will really satisfy you.  Lay down the Snickers and sit down for the feast that only He can give you.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

What do we feast on at the Lord’s table?  Righteousness.  How are we satisfied by that?  We hunger and thirst for it.  We gorge ourselves on it.  We are filled up.

No need for a Snickers.

In the end, the “Snickers’ in our lives give up a temporary feeling.  It quickly feels us up, but that feeling flees quickly.  The only way to truly be satisfied is to take what God offers to fill us up with.

That is the secret to being satisfied and content.

Do you ever find yourself depending on a “Snickers” to satisfy you?

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  1. December 9, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I don’t like Snickers, the candy bar. Don’t like caramel which sticks to the teeth. I do admit to settling for the Snickers approach (at times) in my spiritual life. It could be called the hit-or-miss syndrome.

  2. December 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Thanks Larry
    Good reminder:
    Munching on those snicker bars always seem to leave us in a state of “want”. Unfortunately, its often so much easier to swallow those counterfeits. Learning that God is enough, I believe, takes a lifetime.

  3. December 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Yup. But I haven’t had a whole Snickers in years. I tend to eat the mini ones.

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