“Be Satisfied with Me”

If God stood before you today and asked, “Am I sufficient for you?” Could you say yes? To be honest with all of you… I know I couldn’t.
Looking at my life and my heart and the things I put first and the way I day-dream during mass I know for a fact that I couldn’t say, “Jesus, you are sufficient for me.” No matter how hard I strive for it and work towards it my humanness always gets in the way. I don’t know where your hearts stand reading this and I don’t know your answer to this question but I do know that I hate the fact that I can’t answer yes to that question. I run a blog dedicated to saying Yes and I can’t say it to one of the biggest questions.
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A couple weeks ago my priorities started to shift. I wasn’t spending much personal prayer time with God and I was craving human relationship and I didn’t know what was wrong with me. My friend, out of the blue, sent me this prayer/poem written by St. Anthony of Padua. At first, I was going to write a reflection about it but then as I read it again I realized that this is written from the perspective of God. It’s His words to you and no amount of my words are going to change that or make it any more insightful to you. What you get from this poem is how God intended it to be.
It’s Him woo-ing your heart and calling you to love Him first. It’s Him promising you a love like you can never imagine. It’s Him speaking directly to your heart asking that you be satisfied with Him.
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Read this prayer… read it twice, read it every morning, and read it when you feel yourself seeking and desiring the attention of someone who will never satisfy you. God is asking each and every one of us, “Am sufficient for you?” And while I may struggle to say ‘Yes’ every time, there is no way in heck I’m going to stop working on it and neither should you.
“Be Satisfied With Me”
By: St. Anthony of Padua

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,
to have a deep soul relationship with another,
to be loved thoroughly and exclusively,

But to a Christian, God says, “No, not until you are satisfied,
fulfilled and content with being loved by Me alone,
with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me.
With having an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone.

Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,
will you be capable of the perfect human relationship,
that I have planned for you.
you will never be united to another
until you are united with Me.
Exclusive of anyone or anything else.
Exclusive of any other desires or longings.
I want you to stop planning, to stop wishing, and allow Me to give you
the most thrilling plan in existing… one you cannot imagine.
I want you to have the best. Please allow Me to bring it to you.

You keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things.
Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am.
Keep listening and learning the things that I tell you.
Just wait, that’s all. Don’t be anxious, don’t worry
don’t look around at the things others have gotten
or that I have given them.
Don’t look around at the things you want,
just keep looking off and away up to Me,
or you’ll miss what I want to show you.
And then, when you’re ready, I’ll surprise you with a love
far more wonderful than you could dream of.
You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready,
I am working even at this moment
to have both of you ready at the same time.
Until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me
and the life I prepared for you,
you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplified your relationship with Me.
And this is perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love,
I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me.
And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty,
perfection and love that I offer you with Myself.
Know that I love you utterly. I AM God.
Believe it and be satisfied.CentralPark-1Shop this Look:
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