This article had me in the very first sentence. While I knew that this article was going to be much deeper than that, it got my attention!
What this article is really about is what Isaiah 55:1-2 says: “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 do you spend silver on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.”
We all have a hunger and thirst that can only be filled through God. I know that is very hard for some of us to understand or admit. Think about the number of addicts all around us. There are alcohol addicts, drug addicts, pornography addicts and even food addicts. There is something there that no matter how hard they try, they just can’t fill that emptiness. It goes deeper and deeper until they either kill themselves with it or, hopefully, come to the realization that there is another answer.
That emptiness can only be filled with God. Feed it with His Word, with prayer, and by memorizing scripture that you can have every time you feel that hunger.
Are you hungry and thirsty? You are invited to dine with Royalty! Go and dine until your cup is full!
Eat What Is Good
by Terri Groh – Alliance Women
I love to cook and bake. The holidays are my favorite time to do this. The dilemma I face with my love of creating in the kitchen is that it is easy to overindulge, especially during the holidays. Without fail, I’ll push back from the table and state, “I’m stuffed. I can’t eat another bite!” When that happens, I expect that I won’t need to eat again until the next day. And yet, just a few hours later, I begin to feel hungry again. Our bodies are designed in such a way that we burn off stored energy and need food to be re-nourished. We never stay full and satisfied.
The Lord wants to fill us spiritually. He promises that He will satisfy. Isaiah 55:1–2 says: “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 do you spend silver on what is not food, and your wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.”
What God offers He freely gives. It doesn’t cost us anything, and it is beneficial to our souls. We can be filled to the brim with His goodness, His hope, His contentment, His truth. We won’t be left longing for more. What He gives has staying power.
How do we eat and drink spiritually? Matthew 5:6 says: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.” Start with a genuine longing to be filled with the good things of God. Then, add these ingredients to satisfy your desire.
Spend time in His word. Read it, meditate on it, and consider what God wants to speak into
Spend time in prayer. Talk to God. Bring every single request to the Lord in prayer, but also make sure you are listening. Ask Him to speak what you need to hear in your life.
Memorize Scripture. Commit His Word to memory so that when you are facing a difficult time, you will remember what is true and what He has promised.
Each day, as you enjoy physically eating and drinking, be reminded to also eat and drink from what the Lord has offered. Fill up on His goodness, and be blessed.