Tonight, I decided unwind after a stressful day at work and watch some Netflix. But right before I turned on the Wii I thought to myself...
"Man, you should be feasting on some good stuff instead of filling your time with useless brain rot..."
But I proceeded on instead.
"Hey, a little That's So Raven won't hurt anybody! And it sure won't hurt me! It's Disney Channel, for crying out loud.. Oh! And it will keep me from thinking about any of the crap going on in my life! Yes! Good deal!
Unfortunately, Netflix decided it wasn't going to work.
Click. Retry. Pause.... Nothing.
"Hmm...that's str-.....Ah...I get it now, Lord.."
Before heading to my room to crack open my Bible I opened the fridge in one last stitch effort for a pre-bedtime snack.
"Alas. There is nothing here for me.."
Then my attention shifted to a pretty little hand-scripted notecard attached to the side of the fridge...
It was a line of a verse from Isaiah 55.
(here's the full verse)
“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.
Give ear and come to Me;
listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
My faithful love promised to David."
I cannot tell you how overjoyed and filled up I was when upon reading these verses. Happy tears fell as I clutched my chest in joyous rapture. In that moment, I wanted so badly for the Lord to be standing right in my room so that I could jump up and give Him the biggest bear hug ever.
I love this feeling. This feeling of pure, undeniable love. I have never felt this love before. And it is a love that can only be attributed to God. Agape love.
"Come and drink! Buy! Eat! STUFF YOUR FACES!" Jesus wants us to come to Him? I am so blown away and shocked by that! He genuinely desires us!
So why do I wait until I am, literally, spiritually starved to death to come to Him like this? I could be feasting every day. I could be feeling this great love every single day through the power of His Word. Man. It delights my soul. And it gives me a good kick in the seat...in a very good way, of course.
Thank you, Jesus.
I can't wait to hug Your neck for real.
Peace of Christ.