1 "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.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples.
5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor."
6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed."
God's ways are so different from man's that they sometimes appear to be completely opposite. We have a certain approach to life - but God has another. We may think leadership is getting others to serve us. However, Jesus says'Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant'( Matthew 20:26). The great are not those who have the greatest number of servants, but those who serve the greatest number. We may think to surrender our life to God is to lose it but Matthew 16:25 says you surrender to God and you find it. We hear the keys to good health are food, sleep, exercise. God says in 1 Timothy 4:8' …… godliness has value for all things….' Now a good diet, rest and exercise are important but not nearly as important as a godly lifestyle.
We hear a healthy diet is important. Media says ' you are what you eat' It is not so much important what you eat but what is eating you that is important.
Do something opposite of what you would normally do to be in line with God's ways.