Christ's Glory, Not Mine

by science fiction author Andrea J. Graham

Buy and Labor For what Satisfies: the Lord

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Isaiah 55:2,3

I think we’ve all found ourselves there, constantly doing, or eating, and never being satisfied, done, or full. We forget what we are really hungry for can’t be found in the rat race, or at the buffet line,  but in a still, quiet prayer closet. Much as us dieters might be tempted to take God literally and say, “Yay, all the chocolate and cheese cake I could want,” the rich food he had in mind is His word and Himself. He is our bread/our tree of life that we need daily to live.

What are we investing in? Let’s take time to re-orientate ourselves to His cross today and remember what we’re hungry for is found in Him. When we pray, let’s not do all the talking. Take time to quietly listen and receive direction from Him. What have we to fear? He’s made an everlasting covenant with us, his love is sure and steadfast. We only need to abide in him and open up our hearts to allow him to transform us into the image he originally made us in.

Lord, forgive us for getting caught up in the cares of the world. Quiet us today and draw us into communion with you. Wash away our fears and any wicked inclination separating us from you today. Open our ears and our hearts to hear and receive from you today. Here we are, Lord. We thank you for your finished work, and we present ourselves to you. Mold us into your likeness, show us more of who you are today. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.