“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. 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 your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. Isaiah 55:1-3 (NIV)
Are You Thirsty?
Are you thirsty? Are you hungry? Am I hungry and thirsty for what? Are you hungry and thirsty for a new kind of life? What do you mean by that? Perhaps, I should ask you several more questions to help you to know what I am talking about? That would probably be very helpful. Alright then, I will ask you these questions. Are you weary? Are you worn out? Does your life lack hope and meaning and purpose? Do you feel lost and without direction in life? Do you feel like your life is running on empty? Have you tried to fill that emptiness? Have you discovered that chasing after all the world has to offer will never satisfy your soul? Do you know that this world will never supply what will refresh your life? That’s probably enough questions. I have a very good idea of what you are talking about. That’s good.
How will you answer my questions? Do you have any answers? I know what you are talking about. You do? You are talking about me. You know me. Yes, I know you. You know that I have chased after all that the world has to offer. You know that I have tried to fill the emptiness inside of me. Yes, I do. You know that I am out of gas. You know that I am weary and worn out. I have let my life get too busy. I have chased after what is not important. I have neglected what is vital. What is vital? That is such an important question. I need to ask myself that question every day. What is unimportant and what is vital? That question should be ever before me. The things of this life that will one day all pass away are ultimately unimportant. My relationship with you is vital. Living in an intimate relationship with you is vitally important. Only you can refresh and satisfy my soul. In your presence, I can find peace and rest. You are the one who gives hope and meaning and purpose to my life. You will fill me up. You will keep me from running on empty. With you, I will never run out of gas. That’s true. That’s right. That is for sure.
So, what will you do? I will draw near to you. I will come to rest in your presence. I will listen to you. I will hear your voice. I will walk with you through life. I will live out the moments of my day with and for you. I will live my life in a constant dialogue with you. That will be very good.
Lord, I’m thirsty for you. My soul is weary. I have made the mistake of pursuing what will not satisfy. I have chased after all the things of this world. I will return to you. I will come to live in an intimate relationship with you, so you can refresh and satisfy my soul. Amen
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