Insatiable

Oh, sweet Wednesday. You bring a smile to my face. Congratulations! You’ve made it halfway through the week!

 

It’s been a while since our last installment of ‘Wednesday’s in the Word’ and I’ve been excited to dive into the dictionary with God’s Word, so let’s get to it!

 

The word for this week is one of my favorites: insatiable

 

 

in·sa·tia·ble (adj.)

  1. incapable of being satisfied

  2. quenchless

 

 

This adjective commonly describes something or someone who just can’t get enough of what they seek. In essence, no matter what they do, no matter how much they have, it’s never enough to be satisfied.

 

When used to describe someone’s relationship with worldly items such as food, money, or possessions, insatiability can have some detrimental consequences. But when we explore the idea of insatiability in our faith, we see that the term takes on an entirely different meaning.

 

Paul writes in Ephesians 3:19 “I pray that you may…be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” It’s a simple statement, but the truth written here calls us to live our lives with an insatiable faith.

 

As Christians, the love and joy of Jesus Christ fills our heart, but it shouldn’t just stay there. It should flood our thoughts, saturate our words, pool in the bottoms of our shoes, and spill over into every action of our day until we are so full of Him that we simply cannot help ourselves but to seek more.

 

Insatiability means an unending hunger for intimacy with the Father. It’s about being unsatisfied with the mediocre and pursuing Christ like He’s our last hope—because He is.

 

And how do we achieve this? If we offer Him the spark, Christ will be the fuel to light a raging fire in our soul. It is our decision to be ‘all in’ that opens the gateway to an insatiable faith.

 

My favorite thing about the word insatiable is the term used to describe it in the second part of the definition: quenchless. Indeed, while there is breath in our lungs we must never cease in our pursuit of the King.

 

As you go about your week, may you live your life as child of the King who is tireless in the pursuit of the Father—that is, completely wholly, unapologetically quenchless.

 

 

 

–J

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