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Scripture meditations like this one help us connect with God each day and help us recognize reasons why the Bible is relevant today.

 

I Never Have Enough

Maybe you’ve been told you have expensive taste. In a consumeristic economy, it seems like the next best thing is always one too many dollar signs outside of reach. We tend to still reach for these things without thinking about the drain they have on our natural resources, the people making them, or our own finances. 

But, imagine that the most valuable item on your wishlist was offered free. Would you believe it? Or would the deal seem too good to be true?

God invites us into a satisfying life of abundance in Him, completely free of charge. There is no payment or transaction necessary to accept God’s gift of grace. There is no worry about who can afford it, or what you might be giving up to have it. He invites us to sit at his table— to eat the finest foods without any obligation to earn our seat. The only requirements are to accept the gift and delight in it.

Isaiah 55:1-2

 “Come, all you who are thirsty,

    come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

     without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread,

       and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

       and you will delight in the richest of fare.”

Observations from the Text

  • God invites us to come to him for satisfaction
  • God freely offers us the best of the best; we don’t have to earn it.

Prayers of Response

Generous Father, thank you for your gifts of  _________, abundant life, and grace.

Bountiful Provider, you are so kind to give us complete satisfaction from your hands.

Prayer Requests

Living Water, continue to instill a thirst in me for _________.

King of Kings, when I’m discontent about _________, remind me of the abundance I have in you.

Prayers of Readiness

Jesus, I’m drinking in your goodness today. I’m satisfied by your love and grace.

Gift-giver, you’re always enough for me. I’m remembering your good gift of  _________.

 

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