Ho, Every one 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.
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 itself in fatness.
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.
There are times when we all may feel like we need a new beginning. Sometimes, “life”, may seem to slap us around a little, or things may not seem as great as we would like. There are many people who struggle with using illicit drugs, drinking alcohol excessively, or perhaps you are just seeking more fulfillment out of life. Whatever the reason, know this, God loves new beginnings! Like spring coming to the foothills, this is when the most beautiful things can occur, when a person may blossom into a new creation and all old things are passed away.
In the above verse, the author is speaking as God, about a spiritual type of food and the word, “Ho”, is a call to listen up! Here, it tells to, incline your ear, and you, “shall live”. When a person does incline their ear they are listening for the still, small voice within, realizing, acknowledging the very reality of God!
On the last day that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying. If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:37
Jesus spoke of these things earlier in the chapter of John also and then had to explain what he was speaking about to his disciples because they were not understanding he was speaking of taking in the word as a type of spiritual food.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. John 6:53 He then heard his disciples murmuring amongst themselves about what a hard saying this was to understand, so he said to them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. John 6:61-63
So, here we quickly learn what this bread and living water is, the very word of God. Once you gain an understanding of the Word of God, this is the true sustenance your soul thirsts for. There is a true inter-relationship with the Father, the Creator, God, who is defined as light, love and spirit when we are inclining our ear, letting our very soul delight itself in fatness. This brings God’s power into your life, which changes everything!
New beginnings, this term brings about visions of spring to me, new life springing forth. This too, is what occurs on the spiritual level when you realize all of this stuff about God, invisible realms, love’s healing power, faith changes things, is all real! That is why Jesus, was crying out to the people! He knew it is all real! He was willing to suffer the horrendous death of, the cross and the ridicule by the people, who scoffed and mocked him, the very Son of God!
The least we can do is listen, believe and love God and one another. Know, there is real power available to the believer to do or become whatever God leads you to. In the book of Jeremiah the prophet is trying to get Israel to turn back to the Father when he, speaking as God, says this.
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water. Jeremiah 2:13
I talked previously about people being literally, spiritual vessels or containers. The fountain of living water, is God’s love and power. Then when we acknowledge Him, receive these, His word, love and power, then this living water will flow from us to others bringing new life, to the believer.
So, may your new beginnings be awesome! May you find true peace and sustenance living a life filled with love and God’s power! Until next time, light and love to all!