Mick Jagger sang “I can’t get no satisfaction.” What a sad way to live, but many people do live like that. Some people, no matter how much they have, are never satisfied and always strive for more. I much prefer Johnny Cash’s “A Satisfied Mind,” knowing that “I am richer by far with a satisfied mind.”
A satisfied mind comes from being thankful for the blessings of God. When we realize that we have all that we need to live, and appreciate what we have been given, we will have a satisfied mind. And when we appreciate the gift of salvation that Jesus offers, we will enjoy a satisfied mind eternally.
Salvation is enough for me
Abundant joy a bonus
Treated like a daughter
Invited by the King to be
Safe from the stress and fuss
For He says, “I bought her”
Immanuel is mine, you see
Ever a love I long to discuss
Divine peace I truly prefer
I’m not sure I’m completely satisfied with this poem, but I am deeply satisfied with my Savior and His love. Satisfaction has long been a desire of mankind. Even Solomon, who had riches greater than any king, asked the Lord for satisfaction in Proverbs. He asked for just what he needed and for the peace for that to be just enough.
“Two things I ask of you, LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:
Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.”
Proverbs 30:7-9 (NIV).