“When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.” ~ Isaiah 41:17 (KJV)
I have been so needy the past couple of weeks. I have felt as if there was something just beyond my reach that would help me see many things in a new and different light. A much better perspective. Just plain – dry and thirsty!
The water I need is flowing from the heart of God. It is a fountain which will never dry up. I can drink from this fountain freely because I am His child. This fountain is the Lord, Jesus Christ!
We are all poor and needy at some time in our lives. We could be going through a particularly difficult situation, burned out with life, or just not know which way to turn on the road we’re traveling. God will hear our cry!
He will not forsake us – but we do have to cry out to Him. We have to become desperate for Him. We have to seek His face and talk to Him continually. Jesus does not get tired of hearing from us. Guess what? There is nothing to big OR to small that He does not want to be involved in. He is our Father.
My prayer is that I always remember where to go when I become needy…that I drink from the fountain of Christ all the time…that I become a living witness to what the ‘water’ of Christ can do for this world. How about you?
“For we walk by faith; not by sight.” ~
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)
I have been trying to lose a few pounds. I have been watching what I eat, trying to eat better and less and drinking more water. I have also started walking – preparing to run again. One day last week I stepped on the scales and discovered I wasn’t making much progress. I thought to myself…I’m going to just quit trying. It didn’t do any good so why bother.
Then the Lord brought this scripture to my mind. My trying to get healthier is a process not a one day, one week deal. So I must have faith that what I am doing will bring the results I want eventually. One look at the scales does not mean things aren’t changing for the better.
That applies to our spiritual life as well.
Just because we can’t see everything the Lord is doing in us and around us does not mean that changes are not taking place.
We just have to keep walking with Him. We have to keep our focus on who He is and not worry about what we see or don’t see.
He will be in control of our lives if we let Him. When Jesus is in control of our lives…all things will be better than just OK…they will be awesome.
My prayer is that my walk and life are controlled by Jesus…that I not worry about what I can and cannot see but focus on the hope I have in Christ…that people around me know Who it is I walk with. How about you?
Jeremiah 32:17 (AMP) 17 Alas, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You–
Acts 1:8 (NIV) 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…
Have you ever been at work and your electricity shuts off? What about at home when you’re cleaning, cooking – has it happened there. It has to me. Power would blink on and off…or stay on for a short time before going out again. You can’t get anything accomplished because you don’t know when or if the electricity is going to be restored. You need electricity to run office machines, computers, household items – just about everything.
God’s power is not like that! It never shorts out…it never cuts off…it is always running through the circuits. Jeremiah talks of the power that was used to create our universe and how nothing is too hard for our God. And then in Acts 1:8; Jesus Himself, tells the disciples that this same power will be sent down to us in the person of the Holy Spirit.
If we believe this then…why do we doubt…why do we fear…why do we want to ‘throw in the towel’ when the road gets rough. As sons and daughters of the living God…as brothers and sisters of Christ, this power is also available to us. There is nothing we can’t accomplish. The victory is already ours through the power of our Father in Heaven.
My prayer is that I never forget that as God’s child I have available to me His power…that with that power I become more and more bold for my Savior…that any doubts or fears I have become less and less with the power of the Holy Spirit in me. How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.