At that same time, a fine vineyard will appear.
There’s something to sing about!
I, God, tend it. I keep it well-watered.
I keep careful watch over it so that no one can damage it.
I’m not angry. I care. Even if it gives me thistles and thorn bushes,
I’ll just pull them out and burn them up.
Let that vine cling to me for safety, let it find a good and whole life with me,
let it hold on for a good and whole life.—Isaiah 27:2-5 MSG
Words to God:
Yes, I want to find a good and whole life with You, Father! As a vine clings to a stalk, I cling to you. Take my doubts, my rebellious thoughts, my unforgiveness, my bad habits, my secret sin, all those thorns and thistles out of me and burn them up! Cleanse me! I want to be a smooth, well-watered vine holding onto You for dear life, Lord! I trust in You!
In all your ways follow and trust in Me. You are My child. I love you with a mighty love that surpasses all understanding; you cannot even comprehend how great it is! You cannot contain it! It spills over to others through you. You are My love spreader. Like a grass seed spreader spreads seed wherever it goes, so shall you spread seeds of My love. Do you not yet comprehend? My love for you is so great that you need not have any cares at all. Be obedient to Me and I will care for you and supply your needs. Just cling to Me, beloved vine.
Lord above! God of power and might! I am in awe of You! I’m that well-watered vine craving Your care, and I’m so thankful that You watch over me. Make me a love spreader! As I am drawn deeper into Your heart, I see the superabundance of Your love. Let it flow through me. But right now, my Creator God, let me just be a clinging vine basking in Your loving presence.
How do you feel about being in God’s presence? How often do you remember to invite Him into each moment of your day? How does it feel when you forget? Write your thoughts as you mediate on these things.