Day 5: Here, Now
If you've been following my writing the last few days, thank you! I cannot express to you just how much I appreciate your support, love, and for simply reading. Doing this devotional every January has been in obedience to the Lord and not for mans approval but it definitely has shown me such a loving group of people and individuals as well as stirred up the gift of writing in me. So, again, thank YOU.
On Sunday's I will be posting something a little different from the other devotionals. Sunday is sabbath for many including me so I want to take the time to rest and simply be on this special day of the week. So on Sunday's for this month I will be posting a Bible verse(s) and maybe a few things the Lord lays on my heart. But the whole point of this will be for us to reflect on these verses and meditate on them, listening to what God is speaking to us in them.
Please use this time to truly rest in His presence. To truly be here, now. So often my mind roams and wanders... daydreaming seems to be my default. Though dreams can be truly good and nothing harmful or evil, I don't want my default thoughts to be on anyone or anything other than Jesus. I pray your heart and mind are set on Love today, friend. Knowing you are infinitely loved by Love Himself. Let's take some time to be here, right now with our loving Creator.
The title of this chapter in Isaiah I am sharing with you today is "Invitation to the Thirsty". Whatever your heart and soul longs for, know that only He will satisfies... and He longs to feed and give forever rejuvenating water to the thirsty. Though we may not understand the way He does things, why He doesn't answer our prayers the way we think He should or in the time we think He should, why we don't understand a lot of things, we must rest in knowing, remembering always, that He is God, we are not...
1“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. 3 Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. 4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”