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Sep 3, 2021

Are You Satisfied with God?

Jeff Cavins

When was the last time you asked yourself, “Am I satisfied with God”? Today, Jeff addresses this question, and encourages us to examine our relationship with Christ daily through scripture and doctrine. 

Snippet of the Show

“God thirsts that you would thirst for him.” – St. Augustine


Shownotes

“God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Saviour. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life. So that this call should resound throughout the world, Christ sent forth the apostles he had chosen, commissioning them to proclaim the gospel: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Strengthened by this mission, the apostles “went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it.” Those who with God’s help have welcomed Christ’s call and freely responded to it are urged on by love of Christ to proclaim the Good News everywhere in the world. This treasure, received from the apostles, has been faithfully guarded by their successors. All Christ’s faithful are called to hand it on from generation to generation, by professing the faith, by living it in fraternal sharing, and by celebrating it in liturgy and prayer.” – CCC 1

Bible Verses on Satisfaction

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” – Psalm 107:9

“Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle” – Psalm 103

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.” – Psalm 107

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4

“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” – John 4:34

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” – Hebrews 13:5

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” – Philippians 4:11-12

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10

“The fear of the Lord leads to life and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by

harm.” – Proverbs 19:23

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” – Psalm 107:9

“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” – Psalm 90:14

“Come to me all who are weary and heavy ladened and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

“With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” – Psalm 91:16

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 6:19-21

Jeff’s Satisfaction Survey

Grade yourself on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the most satisfied) for each question:

  1. How satisfied are you with the creation of earth?
  2. How satisfied are you with available oxygen?
  3. How satisfied are you with the earth’s ability to create food?
  4. How satisfied are you with the ability to see colors and distance?
  5. How satisfied are you in the ability to communicate with other humans?
  6. How satisfied are you with God’s ability to give you peace?
  7. How satisfied are you with God to give you food?
  8. How satisfied are you with the offer of eternal life?
  9. How satisfied are you with God giving you a guardian Angel?
  10. How satisfied are you with Gods’ willingness to forgive you?
  11. How satisfied are you with the ability given by God to forgive others?
  12. How satisfied are you with Jesus giving His mother to you?
  13. How satisfied are you with a personal copy of his word, the Bible?
  14. How satisfied are you knowing that you can receive the Eucharist seven days a week?
  15. How satisfied are you that Jesus took your place on the cross so you wouldn’t die eternally?
  16. How satisfied are you with the Holy Spirit who empowers us to do what Jesus created us for?
  17. How satisfied are you knowing the devil has been defeated?
  18. How satisfied are you that Jesus will never leave you or for sake you?
  19. How satisfied are you knowing that you have been invited to participate in God’s plan of sheer goodness?
  20. How satisfied are you to have been chosen by Jesus to be a disciple and walk with him?

Resources 

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  • Text “jeffcavins” to 33-777 to subscribe and get added to Jeff’s shownotes email list
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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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