And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4;19.
I love going to eat at buffets. The number of choices are overwhelming. I eat and eat. Then I eat some more until I'm full. A funny thing happens after I leave there full and content. I'm hungry the very next day. It's like that in life. We fill ourselves with things that satisfy us temporarily, but then we hunger for more. Some of these items are lust, wealth, and power. All of these cannot satisfy us like a committed relationship with Christ. No matter how much we try to satisfy our hunger or thirst with the things of the world, we will always be left wanting.
Jesus communicated this to the Samaritan women at the well. She asked Jesus what was he going to use to draw from the well that was deep. Notice Jesus' response: "Jesus answered, Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:13-14). This is the key to satisfaction. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with wealth and being able to provide for our families. That's what we men are called to do. What we are required to do is to pursue a relationship with Christ and accept His gift of mercy, grace and salvation. The great thing about this gift is that we can accept it everyday. It's there for us and it does not cost us anything. Once you realize this, you can experience the fullness and satisfaction that worldly things cannot provide.
Ken Sadler is a leader of Men's Ministry at a megachurch and has a heart and passion for helping men become the best they can be.