Are you thirsty?

I had surgery today… I had a couple of lipoma’s removed.  One on my arm and the other on my back near my spine.  Tonight I am a bit uncomfortable in my back and finding it difficult to get into a comfortable position. 

I’m not helping matters as I listen to Barack Obama on the TV.  I may not be able to do anything to find a good position but I can mute the TV (He probably has about 15 minutes or so left.  In my opinion, it is a typical liberal speech with a lot of glitz and glamor.)

Oh yes… sweet silence!

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I don’t know what it was that they gave me or did to me in the hospital… but it made me extremely thirsty.  Once I got home, I was so thirsty that the water I was trying to drink was even sticking to the roof of my mouth.

Early this evening I sat up to read the Bible.  I opened the Bible and started reading with the first page I looked at.  It opened up to Isaiah 55.  “Come, all you who are thirsty…”

The opening verse made me think about how thirsty I was after I got home today.  I had a thirst that the water wouldn’t even quench. 

How many times in life do we try and quench our thirst for God with things that will not satisfy?  We look for contentment in life with the things that we identify with…  Things that are temporary.  Real contentment will only come from our relationship with Jesus Christ. 

“Come, all you who are thirsty…”  Satisfaction and contentment can only be found in God through Jesus. 

Take a moment to read Matthew 6.  I will high-lite verses 30-33 from The Message:

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Isaiah 55:10-11 states:

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. (NIV).

We are in the midst of an election that will determine who our next president will be.  The nation is looking forward to the next leader.  However this election turns out God will still be God.  He is ultimately our source for all things.  Both parties will make statements and promises… but ONLY God’s Word will not return empty. 

Our nation and our personal lives will only find true contentment in life as we seek Him first.  We must spend time with our Heavenly Father in prayer everyday.  Our lives depend on the strength we gain only through a lifestyle and commitment to our Father in prayer.

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