Saturday, November 26, 2011


Streams for wholeness!

Verse for Today: Saturday, November 26, 2011

Psalms 42:1 – As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.

The anguish of the deer for streams of water in times of deepest thirst is phenomenal. But the thirst drives the deer to swiftly search for streams of water. It pants for streams and will not relent until the streams are found so that it can quench its thirst. There is a time urgency felt by the deer which is a great lesson for us today. It is only natural that when we are in this world which is but a desert, we would develop deep thirst. The heat and the dust of this world will push us to utter inner thirst for which there is only one solution. The only water which can quench our inner thirst is available at the streams of God. It is available for us to freely drink from the reservoir of God’s living water which is found in the Word of God and in the presence of God. It is offered to us free of cost, but we need to avail it and appropriate it. We need to have a deep desire for it and should swiftly seek it. The world has its alternatives in the form of knowledge, wisdom, strategies, entertainments, occupations, positions, possessions, prestige and prominence as answer to our thirst. But these are very costly. Unless we are ready to give our souls in exchange, we would not get these alternatives from the world. There is always a catch in whatever the world offers us. These alternatives are prima facie attractive and effective, but will only deepen our thirst which can only be met by our Lord. We need to be filled with the Lord, His Word and Spirit to take away our inner thirst. The Lord satisfies whereas the world deepens our thirst and leaves us exasperated. The more we have the world, the more we will want the world and what it offers, to ultimately push us into frustration. All that the world offers will finally elude us and we will loose it all, but what the Lord offers cannot be lost. The Lord’s living water will take away all the toxic elements from our souls and make us holier day by day. Today there is a challenge for us to seek God’s eternal streams to quench our inner thirst and to make us whole.

Dear friend, are you a seeker of the satisfying things that the Lord offers to all who go to Him? Do you feel the need to get rid of the toxic worldly elements from your soul? These toxic thoughts and desires are thrown into your soul by the enemy of your soul to make your life bitter and frustrating. But there is hope for you if you desire the spring of living water that the Lord offers you. His spring is not sterile water in a pool, but an ever flowing and dynamic stream from His presence to all who desire Him and His goodness. It is available for all who seek it but only those who seek will find it. The swifter we seek, the sooner we will find it. If we want peace and rest, we will not get it from the psychologists and the spas of this world. If we are seeking satisfaction, it will not be given to us by the world which has only materials that will increase our thirst. Not only that, the world will ruin our souls and lives if we go on its way to its sterile pools of deadly water reservoirs. The Psalmists found the streams of living water in the presence of the Lord and they renewed their desire for it and kept going to these streams to fill them to full satisfaction. The more we drink from the streams of God, the more it will refresh and renew our souls in our love for the Lord and His presence. Let us today go to the Lord with our thirst and drink form His love, grace and peace to fill us to the brink. Let us find answers to our puzzles in His presence. More than the answers we get from Him, we will be satisfied with His person and the fellowship that we enjoy in His presence. Today we have the opportunity to pant for the best that the Lord offers us in His presence and renew our commitment and love to Him so that we would find rest and peace for our souls.

Psalms 16:6 – The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

Thought for Today

The streams of the presence of God fill, wash and detoxify us in our daily walk.

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