Thursday, October 10, 2013

Word of the Day... October 10, 2013....

"Come to Me"

And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. —Revelation 22:17

It seems from the Scriptures that one of the Lord's favorite words is come. In the face of judgment on the earth, God commanded Noah to build an ark. When it was built, God said, "Come into the ark, you and all your household . . ." (Genesis 7:1).

Moses, standing in the midst of people who had fallen down in worship of the golden calf said, "Whoever is on the Lord's side—come to me!" (Exodus 32:26).

In Isaiah God said, "Come now, and let us reason together" (1:18) and "Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters" (55:1).

To the men who wanted to know where Jesus lived, He said, "Come and see" (John 1:39). Jesus also said, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).

We are given this invitation as the book of Revelation draws to a close: "The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely" (Revelation 22:17).

That is the heart of God. He is calling out to humanity, saying, "Come to Me." And what will happen if we come to Him? Our spiritual thirst will be quenched. It is an offer that He has extended to everyone. But it is an invitation, not a compulsion.

Deep down inside, we are all thirsty. There is a longing for things that the world simply cannot give us. We won't find what we are thirsting for in a relationship. We won't find it in a possession. We won't find it through an accomplishment or an experience. All of these things will leave us empty.

Deep down inside, we are hungering and thirsting for God Himself.  This is a devotional that touches us all. I agree with Pastor Greg here.  We will never find fulfillment in the world.  We will always need more.  Inside of each human is the stamp of the Maker that God placed inside of each and every one of us and we can try to fill it with all kinds of things in the world.  Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God – without success.  Only God can quench the longing of your soul.

3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:3-6

If you want a new life in Christ Jesus, ask Him into your heart today.  Simply pray this:  Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that You took the pain and the sins of world on the cross to give me new life. I ask You to come into my heart and to give me Your peace and joy. I confess that I am a sinner that I have gone my own way and have done wrong. Please forgive me for my sins. I receive You now as my Lord and Savior. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to follow You and to serve You all the days of my life. Thank you so much for loving me, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.  If you prayed that prayer you are a new creature in Christ Jesus!  You are Born Again!  God bless you!!!  Maranatha!!!  ♥♥♥


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