Dates and Satisfaction

My husband and I went on a date tonight. It was wonderful!

It feels like half the time we try to go on dates, they end up costing or being more work than their worth.  But tonight we had a gift card for Anthony's - A local seafood restaurant.  The food was amazing!  (I had to repeatedly resist the urge to whip out my cell phone for a few pictures!  This was a date, not a time to document cute food to show off on my blog!)

I was bored by the time we took the last picture...but I thought I'd include it just for fun!

I really wanted some quality time with my hubby, so I focused in on asking questions and really hearing him.  I also tried to talk about stuff other than schedules, work, etc.  Those topics came up some, but it was okay.  My goal was to enjoy my husband...and I thoroughly did!  (And still am in case you are wondering...we are sitting side-by-side on the couch, each working on our mac laptop! <3)

However, since we went to dinner early (to avoid the crowds), we still had the whole evening ahead of us.  Both of us still needed to spend some time in God's word.  So we plopped down on the couch (after my husband graciously snapping a few dozen photos of me) and started to read.

I was in Isaiah 55.  Listen to this... "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance." (Isaiah 55:1- 2 NKJV)

Those were the first two verses I read and they stopped me dead in my tracks.  So often I get so caught up in life that work, food, drink, and even time with my husband become the most important things to me...things that I have to get done. God is calling to the Children of Israel and trying to help them realize that they are spending their time and money on things that will NEVER satisfy them. Even food! I eat and I am hungry again in four hours. It could be the best meal of my life and it makes no difference. The ONLY thing that can TRULY satisfy me is God.

I don't believe that. I know I don't. Why? WHY? I know from personal experience that God is what truly satisfies me, and yet I still don't let myself be filled by Him. I run to other things.
"Lord help me to believe this so that it affects my life. I want to be satisfied in You."
So yes, this post is titled "Dates and Satisfaction".  Am I finding my satisfaction in dates and fancy dinners with my husband or in God who gave me those good things to enjoy?  Don't get me wrong.  Time with my husband is a very satisfying thing...but it too is temporary.  Praise God for His eternal love, salvation and peace.  I want to be able to confidently say, "He is my all, my satisfaction!"
May your evening be blessed and filled with satisfaction in God!