At some point, I misplaced the bookmark. I searched for it online years ago, recalling brief phrases I remembered of the poem, to no avail. Many times I came across opportunities to share the encouraging message, wishing I could find it again; with girls I had discipled, or my teen campers when I worked several summers at the JH Ranch Christian Camp in college.
Just tonight, I was thinking about this poem again. So I got on the computer, and within minutes, I found it! I immediately starting crying (I do that a lot these days)! I was so excited to find such a nostalgic memory of such a precious time in my life. A time when I was single, and feeling very alone, wondering if God really had the amazing man out there for me that I had always prayed for.
So, here it is. May its words encourage you, or remind you of God's faithfulness in your own life. I am so excited to have this to share with my children someday. Its message is still just as moving, its words just as powerful as the first time I read them.
Believe and Be Satisfied
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,
to have a deep soul relationship with another,
to be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But, to the Christian, God says,
“No. Not until you are satisfied and fulfilled and content with living loved by Me alone,
with giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me,
to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone.
I love you, my child, and until you discover that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you.
You will never be united with another until you are united with Me
– exclusive of any other desires and longing.
I want you to stop planning, stop wishing,
and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing
– one that 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 that satisfaction, knowing that I AM.
Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you; and you must wait.
Don’t be anxious, and don’t worry.
Don’t look around at the things others have gotten or that I have given them.
Don’t look at the things you think you want.
Just keep looking off and away and up to Me, or you’ll miss what I have to show you.
And then, when you’re ready,
I’ll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than you would ever dream.
You see, until you are ready, and until the one I have for you is ready
(I am working right this minute to have both of you ready at the same time),
and until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I’ve prepared for you, you won’t be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me,
and this is the perfect love.
And, My 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 enjoy materially and sincerely the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you Myself.
I love you utterly.
I AM God Almighty.
Believe and be Satisfied.”