Monday, August 13, 2012

Come and Drink

At the end of July I started going on a scripture hunt. Hunting for those "little golden nuggets" that I maybe have read before but didn't really "hear" what they were saying. Maybe I'm really "hearing" now because...I know beyond knowing how important it is for me to "really" dig into the Word so I can "really" get closer to the Lord! Whenever I jump into the Word lately it's as if scriptures jump off the page at me! It's great really...I am seeing so many things that I never noticed before. Not only am I seeing and hearing the Word differently but I can feel it permeating into the depths...and it makes me feel incredible joy that just kind of wells up within me! Reading the Word like this is changing me...from the inside out. God is good...awesome...and amazing! If we do our part He will more than do His!

I have been reading Isaiah 55 lately...yes, it seems that I am stuck in Isaiah! But that's good. This chapter is the last one of the chapters of comfort.

Isaiah 55

55 “Is anyone thirsty?
    Come and drink—
    even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
    it’s all free!
Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
    Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
    You will enjoy the finest food.
“Come to me with your ears wide open.
    Listen, and you will find life.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
    I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
Seek the Lord while you can find him.

    Call on him now while he is near.

This is the salvation message. Are you thirsty...come on...come and drink of the best! Are you hungry...the best food there is is waiting for you. All you have to do is reach out and take it. It's free!

My study Bible says this...God is offering free nourishment for our souls. Just come and listen, seek and call on God. Receive the food that He is offering us today.

For me something that I'm getting out of it is this...
Even though I have already accepted His free gift of salvation I still need the free nourishment. My soul longs for it and I can receive it again and again. All I have to do is go to call on Him. He's there waiting for me everyday...every minute of everyday...for me. And for you too! Isn't that an amazing thought? He's waiting for us just to come to Him...anytime and any place.


BelovedBomber said...

I want to have wide open ears to hear what the Lord has to say...I want all that He has to offer me...

Reformed rebel said...

So do I BB. When He gives us things it is really amazing!!

bluecottonmemory said...

For a long time, I steered wide of Isaiah - but then one day I kind of fell into Isaiah and now I go there all the time. I guess it is my favorite book.

I need that refreshing, that in-filling again and again. I think God knew that in order to continue reaching for Him, we would need to be refilled:) I am so glad that doesn't surprise Him!

Brenda said...

How lovely, there is nothing else like when God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit turning scripture into a Holy conversation with God. There is, and always will be, only one mediator between mankind and God, and when we are in Him we have access to His great love.

Just Be Real said...

Oh Chelle, this Scripture verse you share is so timely. Thank you. Blessings.

Desiray said...

And as you went for your hunt you figured out that every page there was nuggets to be found. God's nuggets are every where we just have to take the time to look at them. That's why when we read the word we should mediate on it that is what God told Joshua, right?

Jan Christiansen said...

Chelle, I am thoroughly enjoying your blog because of your enthusiasm for God and His Word. Your excitement for the Lord is contagious! Thank you for sharing the nuggets you are finding.