Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Are you thirsty?


Hey Friends ~


Ever feel frazzled and anxious?? I'm afraid that was me yesterday! :(


I was telling my friend Julie today that I feel like I'm trying to spin one too many plates this week. I'm asking God to empower me, remind me it's ok to say "no", and to not let all my plates come crashing down!


Thankfully the Lord blesses me with sweet friends and family who send me Truth, amazing devotions, and words of encouragment. Here's a favorite devotion from a special friend. May it encourage you as well...



"Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).


Jesus knows that we hunger and thirst for more than this world can offer.


He created us this way so that we would be in constant fellowship with Him.


When Jesus saw a great multitude of 4,000 who had followed Him for three days, He did not want them to leave hungry and was moved with compassion for them. There were only "seven loaves and a few little fish".


BUT, it says that they "all ate and were filled" AND afterwards, "they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left" (Matthew 15:32-38).



There was more than enough! There was even some left over!


This is what He wants to do for us. He moves with compassion for us. Daily, and moment by moment, we can call upon Him for more. Jesus always had more than enough.


Jesus was overflowing because He was in constant fellowship with His Heavenly Father.


He said He did nothing on His own initiative, but only did what He saw His Father doing (John 14:10). We can walk through life in this same way.


Nowhere in Scripture does it say that we should be famished, full of disorder, filled with negative thoughts, and live a dreary life.


Jesus says in Luke 11:13 that our Heavenly Father gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. It's true! Let us seek our God who lavishes His love upon us by giving us access to the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus had. Let us be imitators of Christ Jesus.


How?


By the power of the Holy Spirit.


Are you thirsty? Do you long for more?


James 4:2 says, "You do not have because you do not ask." Call upon Him. He hears your cry.


Ask God for more of Himself today. (By Brigitte Straub)




Let's pray...Oh God, THANK YOU that You are a God of more than enough!! Would You please fill the empty places of our hearts with more of You?? Would You please infuse us afresh with Your Spirit? Would You please encourage us and strengthen us and fill us to overflowing? THANK YOU that You alone, Lord, are all that we need! Help us to live Red Hot for You !! In Jesus Powerful Name. Amen :)



Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have an overflowing, filled to the top, power-full day!


P.S. PRAISE REPORT: Thanks again for praying for my family when we were on vacation!


When we left Charlotte, North Carolina, our air conditioning went out in our truck. It made for uncomfortable driving, to say the least in 86 degree heat!


Thankfully the kids didn't really complain. We just stopped daily for ice cream and frappucinos from Starbucks!.



John went to take the truck in today, and it's not good. :( Big repair bill. Ugh! But the good news....the repair man said he can't believe the truck didn't overheat on us. Praise the Lord!!!

5 comments:

Ju Dimello said...

Inspiring post.

Following you from A-Z challenge!

Jen said...

From planning preschool lesson plans about the Living Water, I had the teacher pour a large cup of water into a small cup, holding it over a bowl, to illustrate our cups running over. Now, whenever I feel dry, I visualize my cup literally overflowing and get plugged into the source. Thank you for reminding me of this today. So glad to see you at SDG again! You've been missed!

h. rae said...

What an encouraging post! Just what I needed!

barefootoffering said...

I read this today...

Psalm 37:24-26 Even if he trips, he will not fall headlong, for the Lord holds his hand. I was once young, now I am old. I have never seen a godly man abandoned, or his children forced to search for food. All day long he shows compassion and lends to others, and his children are blessed.

Thank God for streams of Living Water, the Bread of Life, the Milk, the Meat, and the Honey!!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

I love it, we serve a God "of more than enough." I'm afraid that I often forget that. Thanks for such an inspiring post! Hugs!

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