DAILY DEVOTIONAL by Katie Messer: “Through The Valley Of Achor”
Week Nine, Day Five
“Why do you spend money 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. Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, the promises assured to David.” Isaiah 55:2-3 (HCSB)
Oh what rich promises we can put our lives on the line for! Regardless of our pleasures in this world, they will never satisfy the inner longer for peace and communion with God. The LORD reminds us in these verses that as long as we will spend our money on things in order to seek contentment or pleasure, be them electronics related, athletic oriented gear, exotic food and wine, home improvements, career advancements, lustful relationships, vacations, etc., we will continually be disappointed as we realize that satisfaction from such things does not last. Why? Because, just as the LORD says, we are to come to Him, in order that we may experience the beauty, the richness and true satisfaction that comes from walking in union with our LORD Jesus Christ. There is no vice that can take away our need for the LORD. As your situation persists, continue to run to the LORD for covering and guidance. We are assured that He will lead and guide us to peaceful ends and deliver us from our enemies, in His perfect time (Psalm 23).
Prayer For Today:
Gracious Heavenly Father, You are good. Your blessings abound in my life. Thank You for ____________. Thank You for the relationship I have with (name)__________. Please use this time to further refine each of us as we learn to need You more each day. Your Words are true and I thank You for them. Help me to recall them in times of want and anxiety. Please grant me Your wisdom and guidance in this time. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.