Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Isaiah 55:1 KJV
I saw a church sign today that read, “Is God your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
In other words, are you following God where He leads, or do you only call on God when life’s “inconveniences” rear their ugly heads?
Those who have been made right with God will live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4) . Every aspect of our lives should be lived out by putting our faith in God. Everything? Everything.
Our temptation is always to take matters into our own hands. Anything we are confident we can do in our natural ability we will do without a thought given to God. But God’s intention for those that have been made righteous through Jesus Christ is that we do everything like we were doing it for and to God.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men
Colossians 3:23 KJV
Isaiah 55:1 is speaking of spiritual things, but puts them in mundane terms of food and drink. Things that we can normally get on our own in our natural strength. But God is speaking to a people who, in their spiritual poverty, can’t even purchase things represented by the mundane necessities of life.
Jesus tells us:
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:5 KJV
And the writer of Hebrews states:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 KJV
So the question is, how do you choose to live? By your natural talents and abilities, or by the supernatural provision God has made available to all who put their faith in Jesus Christ?
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue
2 Peter 1:2-3 KJV