Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Thursday, September 18, 2008


[God has provided so many beautiful days this week but we need rain. It is amazing how dry and parched everything is when it is thirsty for water.

We can look good on the outside for only so long without the living water to fill us and quench our thirst. The Holy Spirit is an oasis from which we can drink at any time. We need to remain under the waterfall of His outpouring in order to be refreshed and carry on all that God has for us. ]

I wrote those very words almost a year and a half ago in May 2007. The Lord brought me back to them today to show me how much my own life has grown [after being watered] because of heeding those words so many months ago. I am no longer dry and parched, or thirsty, because I have remain under the waterfall of grace and mercy through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I drink in daily - as much as my [spiritual] body can absorb. God does this - not me. I just stand under the waterfall with my mouth open - ready to receive it.

Jeremiah 2:13
"My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken Me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

John 4
10Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water."
11 "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?" 13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water ..."

John 7
37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."

Revelation 7
16 Never again will they hunger;
never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat upon them,
nor any scorching heat. 17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;
He will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Until then..... stand under the waterfall He pours out daily - and drink!

Choosing JOY,

[Guided by the Shepherd]

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