As I look out this morning, Father, I see the gently falling rain. We have not had so much precipitation lately that I know it is softly saturating the ground. Already crocuses are blooming and the warmth and rain have already encouraged our daffodils, tulips and peonies to begin their ascent from their winters rest. You have made it as such that life has an insatiable desire for water – it sustains, it refreshes, it brings life and without it life comes to end.
Lord, You are water to me. Psalm 42:1-2 says,
“As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God. I thirst for God, the living God.”
Being in Your presence Lord, You softly saturate my soul. You have created me with an insatiable desire for the “living water” that only You can provide – You sustain me, You refresh me. You bring me life – without You I will surely die.
Jeremiah spoke truly when he stated that we “have abandoned” You, Lord, “the fountain of living water” and we have dug for ourselves “cracked cisterns.” (Jeremiah 2:13) We have traded good for bad – that which causes us to grow for that which leads to death.
Lord, as the old hymn says,
“There shall be showers of blessing
If we but trust and obey.
There shall be showers of blessing
If we let God have his way.”
Have Your way with me, Lord, help me to trust and obey for I need for Your Showers of blessing.
Mar 10th, Thurs, 8:38 am