This week, join me as we dig into God’s Word and study Isaiah 55:1 (ESV):
Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price
The Message reads:
Hey there! All who are thirsty,
Come to the water!
Are you penniless?
Come anyway—buy and eat!
Come, buy your drinks, buy wine and milk.
Buy without money—everything’s free!
God’s call to you and me is simple, Come.
Are you thirsty? Come to the waters. The waters are God. Through Jesus, we find our forgiveness of sins and the water of life.
Coming to God seems like a simple request, but the fact is so many of us struggle with this.
For the past few months, I have been taking some medicine that leaves me feeling dehydrated, parched, and with a thirst that needs to be filled right away. The medicine itself can make me dehydrated, so I’ve had to be intentional about drinking water consistently. When I feel that level of thirst, I have nothing on my mind but getting some water to quench my thirst. It’s an actual ache within my body.
The water that Isaiah is talking about here is not literal but spiritual. Do you need grace? Are you desperate for change in your life? Are you desperate for more of God? For a deeper relationship with God, then come.
Do you need forgiveness, a transformation in your life? Then come.
Are you in need, struggling? Life is overwhelming, come.
Come to Jesus, the living water.
Friends, we need to be intentional about our relationship with God. The call to each of us is simple, come, but we struggle with our own lives, our busyness, our schedules, our plans, and our dreams. God calling us to Come to Him, to draw near to Him, the living water, isn’t going to deprive us of anything. When we are intentional about coming to Jesus, the opposite happens. We are filled to overflowing, not deprived, but filled.
Are you thirsty, unsatisfied with life, with how things are?
Then come to Jesus today.
I encourage you, friend, to be intentional with God daily, hourly, and yes, each minute. Just as I need to plan to drink water consistently, we, too, need to be intentional to seek God consistently. This scripture is an invitation to us from God to Come to him, but we too need to invite God into our lives so we can be filled with the water of life and the nourishment we need through food, his Word.
Today, come to the living water, Christ, and he will quench the thirst within your soul as we intentionally and consistently drink of his living waters.