Are You Hungry? | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Posted: April 29, 2009 by Rich Landosky in The Journey

Isaiah 32

As the future Messianic Age is described here in this chapter, verse 2 jumps out at me.

 2 Each man will be like a shelter from the wind 
       and a refuge from the storm, 
       like streams of water in the desert 
       and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.

This is a description of the Lord’s redeemed – followers of Jesus – who will play a huge role in the Messianic Age.  The redeemed will be sources of protection and blessing and will reflect Christ.  My question is simply this – if this is going to be my role and your role in the future, why aren’t we like this now?  It seems to me, although we’ll be imperfect at it, that this should be the description of any follower of Jesus now as we live our lives and interact with those who need Jesus around us.  Think about it.  We interact with those who don’t know Jesus every day.  What kind of impact do you think we would be having in their lives if they described us as people who are a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm?  If they looked at us and saw being around us was like streams of water or the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land?  It seems to me that if we lived our lives in a constant and passionate pursuit of Jesus and obedience to Him, if we loved God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and if we loved others, this would be the description people would use of us, and I can’t help but to think that if our lives provided this for those who so desperatly needed these things, that they would be so drawn to the Jesus that leaks out of us.

Father God, help us to get to the point that we leak all over.  This is my prayer, in Jesus’ Name and that You might receive glory, Father – Amen.

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