Wednesday, December 5
As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God,
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God?
The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst; I, the Lord, will answer them Myself, as God of Israel I will not forsake them. I will open rivers on bare heights, and springs in the midst of valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land a fountain of water.
Jesus said, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
(I pray you will) know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
...my cup overflows...
I am the Living Water. As I pour Myself into you, you will be continually cleansed and purified. I long to revive, refresh, and renew your strength by washing you with My word. Do you thirst for Me? Then go to the fountain that never runs dry.
"You are my portion and my cup" (Psalm 16:5)! Forgive me when I try to live my day from a parched soul. Why do I think I can manage life on my own? Your word quenches my thirst like nothing else. As I drink in Your goodness, I am revived once again. I have both direction and peace. Dear Jesus, thank You for offering me Your cup to drink; I am humbled and awed by Your intimate love. Yes, I am filled to overflowing. Today, may my refreshed soul bless You and all those in my path. In Your Name. Amen.