August 9, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional : Topic – Invitation to the Thirsty
New Generation Grace Ministry
Monday August 9th, 2021
Title: Invitation to the Thirsty
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 you will delight in the richest of fare. 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. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
a ruler and commander of the peoples. 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.” Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 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. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts. 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,
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. 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. 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.”
Foods cost money, lasts only a shot time, and meets only physical needs. But God’s food is free and nourishes our soul and mind. What are the ways that God bring nourishment to our soul? ( Isaiah 55:1-2) “Come, all you who are thirsty, Come to the waters; and you who have no money, 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? We need to seek Him, and call on Him. God offers salvation freely to nourish our souls, we have to show the eagerness to receive this free salvation. If we neglect this spiritual food, it is going to cause a severe spiritual starvation like when we neglect our physical food.
The Lord has given us the invitation to offer us this spiritual food , this food when we feed on it our lives will not remain the same. The Lord is our great provider , He knows what we need to thrive. Why not accept this glorious invitation today? The Lord gave water to the Israelites when they were walking through the desert at Mount Sinai .(Exodus 17:1-6) . The same offer is part of Jesus discussion with the Samaritan woman at the Well. (John 4:7-15) . Jesus repeats the offer to the crowds in Jerusalem. (John 7:37-38) Later, John mentioned it at the final stage of his revelation. (Revelation 22:17) if there is any time we have to answer this invitation , it is now. No matter how rich you are in money and food, you will still remain insatiable . In Jesus, there is satisfaction. When we agree to take this water of life ?there will be 💯 % Satisfaction. Will you seek Him today , will you answer this call today? May God help us in Jesus name.
Prayers: God help me to accept your precious invitation in Jesus name.Feed me with your spiritual food and nourish my soul in Jesus name. Take total control of my life in Jesus name.
Further Reading: Isaiah 56.