Choosing Faith Each Day, Isaiah

Covenant That Cannot Be Broken

I didn’t realize how stressed out I felt, until this years election happened. All the Pandemic restrictions and fears build up. It was almost like, one more thing and I may explode. Did anyone else feel like that?

Maybe it is time to get back the basics. What really matters? What will give us an abundant life? I read Isaiah 55, and keep finding wisdom each time that I read it.

Why do we spend money on things that don’t satisfy us? I know that we need to pay our bills, but what about all the things that we don’t need? Maybe we should spend our time filling up our souls instead. We should love our families. We should find ways to be extra kind to our neighbors and community. How can we serve our community? How can we spread more love and joy? 

Maybe we should seek God, who is waiting for us. God wants to give us an abundant life by filling our souls. Seek God, while he can be found. God wants the wicked and the unrighteous to find him, whom God will abundantly pardon and forgive.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.

Rain and snow fall from the heavens to nourish the earth. God wants to shower us with blessings and happiness too. God wants us to sing with joy feeling peace in our hearts. If we seek God, the Lord will make an everlasting covenant with us that cannot be broken.

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.”
—Isaiah 55 NKJV

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