Thursday, February 26, 2009

Water For The Thirsty

I'm baaack! Hope you missed me -- just a little bit anyway. I was doing some reading and thinking about these troubled times in light of the scriptures. And as I read, I came to a favorite passage in Isaiah 44 where the Lord says "I will pour water on him who is thirsty and floods on the dry ground;" Just reading that verse seemed to inspire me. Faith comes through receiving the Word -- and new faith gripped my spirit! The faithfulness of God never ceases to amaze me, even when your troubles are staring you in the face. I am so thankful that God continues to meet the needs of His people. He's got a great track record of coming through in spite of adverse circumstances; Israel at the brink of the Red Sea -- David facing Goliath -- Gideon's 300. There are tons of other instances that help us to redirect our faith that has been mis-placed in things that can never sustain us. While Pharaoh's Egypt had complete, even tangible darkness during the plagues sent by God -- Israel had perfect light! It reminds me of the old song "I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day!" While everyone on the planet is screaming "recession" there's a voice in my spirit that shouts "progression!"

"I will pour water on the thirsty!" You don't have to think about that for very long to understand that God has promised to supply the needs of His people. Thankfully He doesn't stop there but He continues with this: "I will pour My Spirit on your descendants." In those eight words, God has made the promise of promises. Can there be anything more sustaining -- any presence more calming -- is there anything we need more of than the Spirit of the Living God? Whatever your station in life, open your heart to God's promise -- get ready for the pour as we allow faith to dominate every smacking of fear in our hearts and lives! You can trust Him!