SHINY AND NEW

14 07 2012
New Car

Buy One Get One Free???

Ever been to a social gathering where there were all kinds of sweets, treats, soft drinks and juices, but no cold water to drink? Yeah, bummer. Then when you ask the host/hostess of this shindig for a glass of water; they look at you with a bit of irritation, march off and bring back this little, rinky-dink cup of warm tap water. Fabulous (not).

Ever find yourself in the store or online and realize that you’ve been filling up your shopping cart with a bunch of needless nonsense? Yup.

Doctor Lightkeeper says that’s a sure sign of needing a tune-up: Pull out your Bible, pray and ask the Holy Spirit what He would have you to know. In no time at all, you will come across a passage of Scripture to fill your cup and quench your thirst (your real thirst). Just like a vehicle; if the engine is running a bit rough, it may be ‘one quart low’ of oil, or the tires need to be inflated; and don’t forget to put some water in the radiator or the car’s running temperature will get all out of whack  and overheat. {out of whack= A highly technical term for stalled}

Let’s see what the word of God has to say about this:

Isaiah 55:1a – “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters…” The Prophet Isaiah exclaimed and declared to us that we can be satisfied by coming to Jesus, the Messiah.

In the Gospel of John 7:37, Jesus declares of Himself: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”

Isaiah 55 continues: Vs. 1b “…and he that has no money, come, buy and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Vs.2– “Why do you spend money for what is not bread? And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.” NKJV

Has anyone considered that the economic collapse of 2007-2008-2009 in America was God doing us a favor and stopping our over-indulgent, extravagant ways as a nation? (Hey, put that rock down!) Perhaps as a nation we needed a ‘tune-up’? Folks are now buying mostly what they need. There is an entire scale-down, minimalist movement throughout our land. People are reconsidering how they authentically want to spend their life and spend their time.

Resources in our world today are not so much ‘scarce’ as they are polarized and in need of redistribution [floods are causing entire communities to move, while there are many dying of thirst elsewhere, etc.].

It seems that either we voluntarily get our house-in-order or the Lord God steps in to awaken us to the results of our many bad choices.

Things come and things go; it is the love of God that lasts forever. Think: What matters most within a moment of time in our lives? It is probably not something you could buy.

What may be missing from your online or in-store shopping cart is an authentic, heart-to-heart relationship. Start today by asking Jesus to come into your heart, wash it clean, making it shiny and new.  Be Blessed!

When you can’t get love, you get alibi’s” Per Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald and the sizzling saxaphone of Dave Coz performing “Heart to Heart”

Enjoy

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