Lasagna – Blogging A to Z

I haven’t made homemade lasagna in years. I struggle sometimes with making casseroles (and yes, I consider lasagna a casserole) because I seem to create a big mess. There are preparations that need to be made before I can put it all together in one dish to make it a casserole. And in the end, I still have a big mess to clean up. So I typically don’t make casseroles.


But I was in the mood for good, ooey, gooey, cheesy lasagna. So I purchased the items to make lasagna on my grocery shopping excursion yesterday.


I prepared it. Cleaned up the whole mess. And after dinner, just had a few things to throw in the dishwasher (I don’t actually throw things into the dishwasher) and one dish to cover and put in the refrigerator. It was worth it. If you’d like my lasagna recipe, click here.


And the lasagna hit the right spot. It was exactly what I wanted and needed. A good dose of homemade goodness that satisfied each taste bud.


There is something to be said about satisfaction. In the taste of a certain food. Or the completion of a project. Or the outcome of a situation. But these forms of satisfaction are temporary and to be honest, if God isn’t in the middle of them, there really is no satisfaction at all.


You see, God doesn’t want anything other than Him to completely satisfy us. We are to look to Him for that. So let me remind you of a few verses from God’s own Word that will help us to understand this idea.


“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you, I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.” (Psalm 63:3-5 – NIV)


“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:14 – NIV)


“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:2-5 – NIV)


“When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand they are satisfied with good things.” (Psalm 104:28 – NIV)


And if these aren’t enough, how about a few more? Psalm 105:40; Psalm 107:8-9; Psalm 145:16; and Psalm 147:12-14.


God wants to satisfy us with all of our desires. His hands are full of good things for us. We simply need to look to Him for that satisfaction.


I can’t really move along here, until I point out a specific point where many seem to look for satisfaction. King Solomon shared a few words about money that I should at least include here. “Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10 – NIV)


Nothing, nothing brings satisfaction to us except God. It’s the way He created us. It is His greatest desire to be everything to us. He wants us to find complete satisfaction in Him.


And here’s what it really comes down to. Jesus satisfied the debt for each of us, therefore, we must find satisfaction in Him. Isaiah 53:11 (NIV) tells us of this satisfaction. “After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.” Jesus’ sacrifice brings perfect satisfaction.


And as we look at Jesus’ words through His great teachings, we can find more about satisfaction. In Matthew 5:6 (NASB), this is what Jesus had to say. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” And if we look at this same teaching from Luke, these are words we find. “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.” (Luke 6:21 – NIV)


Our spiritual lives find complete satisfaction through Jesus, but He also can satisfy the physical. Jesus did so in feeding the five thousand. Matthew 14:20 (NIV) says, “They all ate and were satisfied…” Now perhaps Jesus doesn’t perform this type of miracle on a daily occurrence, and for certain, there are many who go hungry each day, but if we acknowledge that what we have comes from God, God is satisfying our physical needs.


If you are feeling unsatisfied with your life today, why not ask God to open His hand for you? Take a look at the good gifts He has for you. Find complete satisfaction in the One who has satisfied your debt. And be satisfied.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,




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2 Responses to “Lasagna – Blogging A to Z”

  1. susan scott says:

    Thanks so much Donna for your lovely and comforting words. And a delicious link between God and lasagne. Thank you for sharing the recipe too!

    Susan Scott’s Soul Stuff

  2. dsisler says:

    Thanks for stopping by again Susan. Have a blessed day!

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