January 5, 2014

Is Your Heart Thirsty?...

Why are so many people thirsty for other peoples bodies? It's not like what they're seeking for is actually going to quench it but their flesh seeks it. Why is that? Why does the flesh seek after something so much but it can never satisfy? Because the flesh can never truly satisfy. The person is trying to fill a desire of their spirit, which is life. If you continue to try and satisfy that desire by means of the flesh it won't be fulfilled. God made you and He knows what to plant in you so that you come to Him...

People are thirsty. But they go for flesh satisfaction instead of Jesus. Why would a person want satisfaction? Some people do it because they don't feel like they have purpose or an identity. Some people may do something to quiet something else whether it be guilt, shame, or embarrassment for what they did in the past. So while it's true that one can receive forgiveness and mercy, i'm going to talk about something else. Something that can fulfill that desire deep within. You can have your guilt, shame, and embarrassment wiped clean when you believe and repent. The blood of Jesus is able to wipe away all of your sins and mistakes...

John 7:37

Jesus says, “let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink".

Because the water that He is able to give truly satisfies the desire that you have. God has the means for you to be satisfied. He has the tools to give you so that you can live a life of true fulfillment and true satisfaction in your heart. If you don't forsake and confess the deeds of sin, which result is death, you can't receive true satisfaction. But if you do choose to forsake and confess you will receive mercy from God.

Proverbs 28:13

13 People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.

 When you are thirsty drink of the truth in God's word. Drink of the truth that He desires for you to be saved. The Bible says while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Jesus loves you not because you first loved Him but because you matter to Him. You are precious. You are worth dying for! Jesus didn't see you as worthless to be tossed aside. He willingly laid down His life to save you. So stop believing those thoughts of lies that say you are of no worth. He died for you. "There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends". He was bruised for your iniquities. He loves you....

John 15:12-13

12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. 13 There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

 So go to the Savior that can give you a satisfying life and a true "identity". One that a person isn't ashamed about because their mind has been renewed. They may know that receiving a true identity, and standing up in it, is truly one of the greatest blessings one can receive. Jesus is the King of kings. To be a son or daughter of the God Most High, whose Son is Jesus, is a wonderful identity to stand behind. But don't let it just be a title or a type of plaque that you hang on your wall...

So start with forsaking sin. Forsake the very thing that is keeping you away from God. Forsake the very things that are keeping you away from a life filled with peace as you grow in your knowledge and wisdom of God's word. Forsake the things that you are being convicted about. Peace comes from knowing, and trusting, that you will receive mercy when you forsake and confess. Get in His presence as a spirit that is broken and reach out for who He is. Don't try and clean up your life before you come. Grace is unmerited favor meaning you didn't do anything to deserve it. That's the only way a person is saved is through this grace...

Psalm 51:17 

The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

Look at those words! He "desires" a sacrifice that is of a broken spirit. One who comes to Him as a child is able to receive healing and restoration. Both of which I believe are great blessings. He will never reject a child....

Psalm 34:18 

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.

Matthew 5:3-4

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Isaiah 55:1 

"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come,...

That one was just one verse and the rest of chapter 55 is listed below....

 Isaiah 55:1-13

Invitation to the Lord’s Salvation

55 “Is anyone thirsty?
    Come and drink—
    even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
    it’s all free!
2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
    Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
    You will enjoy the finest food.
3 “Come to me with your ears wide open.
    Listen, and you will find life.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
    I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
4 See how I used him to display my power among the peoples.
    I made him a leader among the nations.
5 You also will command nations you do not know,
    and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey,
because I, the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious.”
6 Seek the Lord while you can find him.
    Call on him now while he is near.
7 Let the wicked change their ways
    and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
    Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
    “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so my ways are higher than your ways
    and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
10 “The rain and snow come down from the heavens
    and stay on the ground to water the earth.
They cause the grain to grow,
    producing seed for the farmer
    and bread for the hungry.
11 It is the same with my word.
    I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
    and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
12 You will live in joy and peace.
    The mountains and hills will burst into song,
    and the trees of the field will clap their hands!
13 Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow.
    Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up.
These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name;
    they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.”

Don't forget it starts with repentance. So forsake all sin that you know shouldn't be there and look to Him for help. He is faithful to keep you away from to much temptation. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted He doesn't leave you, He provides a way out so that you can endure. So sincerely repent and believe. Then try to look to get baptized so that you can obey....

If you have any questions please leave a comment! If you need daily support then please contact me personally. joeparsons93@live.com is my email. Make sure you put a noticeable subject so i don't delete it accidently.

If you would like to read some more stuff about repentance then please go to my other post named "Different Kinds of Repentance". You gotta go down and hit "Older Posts" and scroll down to see it...

1 comment:

  1. WOW! I don't have much to say on it now, but I will take it in and soak in its knowledge until I can put my thoughts into words.