God's Thoughts



Memorizing God's Word makes it part of our life. It teaches us, comforts us, and keeps us from sin. Will you join me in hiding God's Word in our hearts?

In the following weeks, I hope to memorize Isaiah 55. It is a beautiful message of God's greatness and love toward us. Each week, I will recite what we have learned so far and discuss the meaning of the next verse. I'd love to have you join me in this challenge. You may "recite" in the comments or by email. If you can't say all of them, say just one at a time.



This chapter seems to be starting a new paragraph, a new theme. I think it is a good place to review the first seven verses and start afresh with the next section.

Isaiah 55: 1-7

1."Ho, everyone that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money, come ye buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2.Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight in fatness.
3.Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4.Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and a commander to the people.
5.Behold thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6.Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near.
7.Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our god, for he will abundantly pardon."





NEW VERSE
Isaiah 55:8
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,
saith the Lord."

Can we ever think that we know more than God?
the Creator of everything?

We may think we know the best way to do something, but who are we to know all the factors of the situation? How do we know what will make us stronger? How do we know the places we need to go to meet the people He wants to cross our path?

Proverbs 16:9
"A man's heart deviseth his way:
but the LORD directeth his steps."

So, when we have made our "to-do" list and sceduled our week, when we have planned our vacation and budgeted our money, do we get upset when things don't go your way?

When appointments are cancelled or a neighbor stops to visit or the car breaks down, don't think of them as interruptions. Think of them as God's plan for your day. Look around you for what He wants you to do. Is there someone He wants you to speak to? Are others watching your reaction to this trial? Is there a lesson He wants you to learn?

Things don't just happen. There is no "good luck" or "bad luck." Every minute is orchestrated by God. His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways.

Lord, let me live in Your ways today. Amen

2 comments:

Lori Stanley Roeleveld said...

Your blog colors are beautiful,Yvonne and I love this passage of scripture and your thoughts on it! We call interruptions and unexpected detours "divine appointments" - some days I'm more awake to that than others. I'll be more awake to them today thanks to your reminder! What a beautiful photo of you, too!

Vonnie said...

Thank you, Lori. It's a lesson we have to learn over and over again, isn't it?

Thanks for joining me.

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