(Psalm 68:9 NIV- YOU gave abundant showers, O GOD; YOU refreshed YOUR weary inheritance.)
The other day, the sky was clear and blue and the sun was shining bright. It was extremely hot outside, yet still an incredibly beautiful day. And then all of a sudden, and I mean in an instance and out of nowhere— rain just came pouring down. Though the sun was shining and the sky was clear, the rain abundantly showered.
However, just as quickly as it had come, in the very next instance it simply stopped as if it had never started. In that moment, THE LORD spoke to me and said, “That was just a reminder that when the “heat of life” seems unbearable, I AM there in the midst. And I can provide LIVING WATER at a moment’s notice to renew, replenish, and refresh the hearts, minds, and spirits of the ones I love if only they would enter MY PRESENCE.”.
Beloved, JESUS is that LIVING WATER and through HIS HOLY SPIRIT we have an endless supply if only we would bring the cups of our hearts to HIM that HE may pour and we may drink.
- (John 4:14 MSG- “Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless LIFE.”)
- (John 7:37-39 MSG- JESUS took HIS stand. He cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to ME and drink. Rivers of LIVING WATER will brim and spill out of the depths of anyone who believes in ME this way, just as the Scripture says.” (HE said this in regard to THE SPIRIT, whom those who believed in HIM were about to receive. THE SPIRIT had not yet been given because JESUS had not yet been glorified.))
Had I not been outside, I would’ve never been able to feel the refreshing coolness of rain in the midst of the heat. The same can be said in regards to our relationship with GOD. If we never enter HIS PRESENCE, we’ll never know THE LIFE, LOVE, and replenishing calmness that is HIS HOLY SPIRIT when the “heat of life” seems trying and unwavering. THE FATHER says, it is in choosing to seek HIM that we truly find HIM.
- (Proverbs 8:17 NIV- I love those who love ME, and those who seek ME find ME.)
- (Jeremiah 29:11-13 GNT- I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to ME. You will come and pray to ME, and I will answer you. You will seek ME, and you will find ME because you will seek ME with all your heart.)
Dear Hearts, can I just encourage you to intimately seek HIM with your whole heart today? Our HEAVENLY FATHER is longing to be in relationship with you. HIS WORD says seek because HIS heart deeply desires intimacy with you. It is in that intimate and personal time with HIM that HE can pour out THE LIVING WATER that is HIS SPIRIT upon you and shower you with HIS love and grace. It is in that secret place that GOD reveals HIS promises and purpose for the beauty that is your beating heart and HIS breath within you. You are HIS most treasured possession. (Deuteronomy 7:6 MSG- You are a people set apart as holy to GOD, your GOD. GOD, your GOD, chose you out of all the people on earth for HIMSELF as a cherished, personal treasure.)
ABBA, I come to YOU this morning on behalf of every treasured being reading this asking and praying that YOU would help them to seek YOUR face with the understanding that it is in YOUR PRESENCE that they shall find true LIFE. FATHER, I ask that YOU would pour out YOUR HOLY and perfect SPIRIT upon them and shower them with THE LIVING WATER that is YOUR LIFE, LOVE, peace, joy, grace, mercy, wisdom, and strength. Let the purpose and power for YOUR breath within them prevail and every promise that YOU have for their lives spring forth. ABBA, YOU are worthy, willing, and able. YOU are not just sufficient, but YOU are our more than enough. Let YOUR glory rest upon those that YOU treasure. I praise YOU for simply being YOU and I praise YOU for their lives. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.
“CHRIST is not a reservoir but a spring. HIS LIFE is continual, active and ever passing on with an outflow as necessary as its inflow. If we do not perpetually draw the fresh supply from THE LIVING FOUNTAIN, we shall either grow stagnant or empty, It is, therefore, not so much a perpetual fullness as a perpetual filling.” ~ Albert Benjamin “A.B.” Simpson
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