Day 5: C for Come
Begin with a couple of minutes of stillness and silence, to let go of the things on your mind and to become aware of God’s presence.
READ Isaiah 55:3
“Listen now, my people, and come to me; come to me, and you will have life! I will make a lasting covenant with you and give you the blessings I promised to David.
As we read the Old Testament we see a pattern emerging with the people of Israel. They draw close to God and then slowly other pressures and forces come in and they wander away from the laws and ordinances that they have been given to follow. In time, God raises up a new King or Prophet, the people gather together, listen to the words from God and return to path mapped out for them.
Here in the book of Isaiah, God is inviting the people to come to him, so that they may have life and experience his blessings. Jesus reiterates this invitation in John’s Gospel, when he tells the people that, “I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10 GNT)
The temporal pleasures and pursuits of this world bring transitory fulfilment but they do not bring deep and lasting peace and joy. These are to be found in the Lord. I invite you to listen to Jenn Johnson, singing about this, in the song ‘Come to Me’, on the Loft Sessions Album, (Bethel Music) which you can listen to on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1wZf5trI84
Choose a word, phrase, or even the whole verse to silently ponder on. Turn it over and over in your mind and see what God will show you through it.
PRAY the Lord’s Prayer
Carry your chosen word/phrase/verse into the day with you and repeat it at intervals during the day.
Make a note of the insights you gained from this verse in your journal.