Friday, October 14, 2011


Parched ground gets soaked!

Verse for Today: Friday, October 14, 2011

Isaiah 44:3 –
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendents.

God knows the needs of His people. When their land needs water for farming, He will pour it out in abundance for their sustenance. He will give streams so that people and animals can drink from it and quench their thirst. He blows the mighty wind of His Spirit on people who need to be strengthened and directed in His path. He shows mercy and compassion to His people by providing for them. Their concerns become His concern. When He sees their thirst and hunger, He cannot keep inactive, but to responds to meet their felt needs. He would not allow them to go thirsty and their farms go dry. He wants them to be spiritually powerful and strong people. Our God prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies who wait to see when and how we dry out and wither away. The enemy wants us to be drained of our power and strength so that he can easily defeat us in our daily lives. He has only destructive and negative intentions about us and will not give us a drop of tasty water to quench our thirst because he has only lukewarm water to offer. In fact he wants us to drink the lukewarm water from his broken cisterns which are exhibited wherever we go. But God works for our good and so He wants us to crave for the water of life that He gives. If we drink the water God gives us, we will not be thirsty again because it satisfies our inner craving for God and for matters of eternal spiritual value. It is His desire that our thirst is quenched for us to become spiritually powerful. He gave water to Ishmael, Isaac and David when they were thirsty. He gave streams of water to the Israelites when they were in the desert. He gave spiritual drink to the Samaritan woman to quench her spiritual thirst. He offered this water to all who were weary and burdensome, and approached Him. Their lives become streams of living water because they went to the Living Water.

Dear reader, are you a weary soul, thirsty, hungry, restless and tired? Do you feel exhausted because of the burdens you have been bearing all alone? Remember, you don’t need to carry your burdens alone, but can take it to the Lord who is willing to carry it for you. He is the fountain of living water to quench your thirst forever. He will give you the heavenly manna to feed you to satisfaction. His shoulder is the most comforting resting place for you. He will take your burdens away and make you rest. He will give you peace in all your situations no matter how hard they are to go through. When you are weak and tired, He will strengthen you with His Spirit. He will put hope in your heart and life and take away all your frustrations. When He fills you with His Spirit, your heart will be full of joy, satisfaction, and patience. He gave water to drink for the frustrated prophet Elijah while he was sleeping in distress under a broom tree. He prepared food and drink for the prophet on the banks of the brook called Cherith and in the home of a poor widow. The Lord did not leave hungry the 5,000 who gathered in the desert. When He gives, it is to full satisfaction. He is concerned not in the quantity, but the quality which gives people satisfaction so that they do not need to go elsewhere. Our Lord opened the well of living water on the Cross at Calvary so that all thirsty souls can drink to their brim and help other thirsty souls to drink as well. Today He wants you to go to Him and drink to quench your spiritual thirst. His invitation is open for all who have a need, to go to Him and be filled. When we have such a great offer from the Lord, why should we go thirsty and hungry?

John 6:35 – Then Jesus declared,”I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never go thirsty.

Thought for Today
Only those who are willing to open their mouths wide can have enough of the spiritual drink and food to meet their thirst and hunger.

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