“You’re living at a time of extremism, a time of revolution, a time when there’s got to be a change. People in power have misused it, and now there has to be a change and a better world has to be built and the only way it’s going to be built is with extreme methods. And I for one will join in with anyone, I don’t care what color you are, as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth. Thank you.” Bookmark and Share Bookmark and Share



10.20.2009

Isaiah 55 - Pt. 1


Hey guys, I felt compelled to do a study on Isaiah 55 after getting a preview to what the Lord is communicating in it. I'll be posting some thoughts each day for the next 13 days(thatwasambitionspeaking :), one blog for each verse. Let's dialogue over this. How does this verse affect you? Where does it take you?

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money: come ye, buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. ISAIAH 55:1.


All of you who have walked in the heat of this life and have grown thirsty, come to the water of God: A fountain which knows no end and never runs dry. This is where we will find fulfillment every time, at the God's eternal water cooler. Whenever I'm spiritually parched, as soon as I connect with the living God through prayer, the Word or worship I feel  refreshed. Every time. Not always with the same intensity, but whenever I reach towards Him, he answers me somehow. At times, through a sense of His presence or the words of an encouraging bro/sis and especially through the circumstances of my day. God is always calling us to himself, the key is in listening and responding. Take one step toward Him and He takes three to you. "Come near to God and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Water from God's cooler will not cost you. He that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat... Being broke doesn't disqualify you from God's bodega! Yea, come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT PRICE. What kind of God is this? Really. He gives us access to him by offering his son (1 John 4:10, Romans 3:25) and now, he says come and enjoy the finer things in God (wine) AT NO COST.

In God's economics, what it will cost you is the freedom to pursue wayward desires. We can't have the wine of God and the dregs of this world. Why would we want the two? Because we're human, it's in our nature. Going after both gets us nowhere, actually according to Scripture it's better we wholeheartedly pursue a life of sin, rather than experience the goodness of the Lord then return to our sin (2 Peter 2:22). Choosing God will cost us our lives of sin and pain that deceive under veils of self-fulfillment. You tell me if it's a fair trade.

Lord/Pops/Abba, thank you for the free gift of favor. It speaks love to us. Show us what that means to our everyday life. We love you.

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