Friday, October 8, 2010

Come to the Waters For Life

Isaiah 55

An Invitation to Abundant Life
  “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
      Come to the waters;
      And you who have no money,
      Come, buy and eat.
      Yes, come, buy wine and milk
      Without money and without price.
        Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
      And your wages for what does not satisfy?
      Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
      And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
        Incline your ear, and come to Me.
      Hear, and your soul shall live;
      And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
      The sure mercies of David.
        Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people,
      A leader and commander for the people.
        Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
      And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
      Because of the LORD your God,
      And the Holy One of Israel;
      For He has glorified you.”
        Seek the LORD while He may be found,
      Call upon Him while He is near.
        Let the wicked forsake his way,
      And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
      Let him return to the LORD,
      And He will have mercy on him;
      And to our God,
      For He will abundantly pardon.
        “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
      Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
        “ For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
      So are My ways higher than your ways,
      And My thoughts than your thoughts.
        “ For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
      And do not return there,
      But water the earth,
      And make it bring forth and bud,
      That it may give seed to the sower
      And bread to the eater,
        So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
      It shall not return to Me void,
      But it shall accomplish what I please,
      And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
        “ For you shall go out with joy,
      And be led out with peace;
      The mountains and the hills
      Shall break forth into singing before you,
      And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
        Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
      And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
      And it shall be to the LORD for a name,
      For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


I confess that for a tired momma whose life seems awfully full of thorns right now, these words are a lifeline! I was going to only quote parts of this chapter, but every word shot to my heart today, and I had to share it all. The message the chapter as a whole speaks is exactly the one I need to hear: Circumstances and sin have nothing to do with my ultimate outcome. He has a plan to turn every slightly wrong thing into an eternal blessing. Oh, that I would delight myself in His abundance this weekend! 

Linked with FAB FridayFriday FavoritesLook at Me Friday, Feature Yourself Friday, Friday ConfessionalI'm Loving It and  Six Word Saturday.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for such those beautiful scriptures...I so enjoy Isaiah. My favorite is chapter 53. I also love your I'm a Mormon YouTube! Have a beautiful weekend!

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  2. I love Isaiah (the greatest writer that ever lived) Found you through Glam.

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  3. Thanks for sharing one of my favorites!

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  4. beautiful! may you find refreshment and true life in him this weekend!

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  5. I hope that you are able to make it past this thorny time in your life and find great blessings in your future.

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  6. Lovely scripture! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

    Hope you'll stop by again this week. I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway for a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

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