It is interesting how in the ordinary moments of our days, there are lessons – things we are being taught by the Father: about Himself, ourselves, people around us, the present, the past, the future. The question is, are we good students? Or are we so easily distracted by the superficial and meaningless, that which grabs our attention because of its glitter and other external characteristics, that we overlook or give inadequate attention to that which really matters eternally? This oversight can often leaves us dissatisfied because, although pleasure can be derived from what distracts us, its lack of substance leaves us hungry and thirsty.
Thinking of God’s invitation in Isaiah 55: 1-3*
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
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.
Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The sure mercies of David.”
Umm. May we become better at accepting His invitation regularly and declining others that offer little more than temporary satisfaction or can end up being harmful over time.