Friday, June 3, 2011

Blessings of Water and Life......

"Fear not, for I HAVE redeemed you; I have called you by name; You are Mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you."  Isaiah 43:1~2

This beautiful rock formation is an awesome reminder of the forces of nature and how strong and how magnificent the world God created truly is.  This is Durdle Door near Weymouth, England.  In order to see it, you have to park your car almost one half mile away and walk down a steep hill downward toward the sea.  It is an inspiration of beauty once reached....... and worth the walk down and back up the hill!  It is  extremely steep.  This week I have thought about WATER a lot for some reason.  Perhaps because earlier in the week I had read a Scripture from the book of John that settled deep within my spirit.  I read it as if for the first time and have thought about the words all week.

River Wensum
Norwich, England
April 7, 2011

  "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."  John 7:38

As I read those words that Jesus spoke to his disciples near the last days of his earthly life, I sought to understand and glean why He desired to leave these men with words they would need as His disciples who would carry on HIS MESSAGE of hope and life.   Rivers flow.  Rivers flow constantly.  Rivers are filled with life.  He hoped they would see that by simply believing in HIM that their hearts would be different.  Life would flow out of their hearts.  I asked myself....what flows out of my heart?   Sometimes we are so busy trying to correct the heart of another than we fail to see that our own hearts need life.  Water, vast waters, and seas speak of life, sustenance, fertility, blessing, and refreshing.  Words that flow out of us should be words of blessing, words of encouragement, words of hope, and words of kindness, words that build up, words that offer sincere understanding.  "He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.  He restores my soul."  Psalm 23: 2~3   What flows out of you?  I hope that you know that I am praying for a revival of flowing and living hearts.  Hearts that are alive and bent toward a loving and caring God.  May we begin to refresh others in His love.  I hope you can find a place to restore your soul.  He patiently waits for you.  He truly is interested in the condition of our hearts.  Take His hand and let him guide you to a greener pasture and a flowing river! Just see what flows out!!! Blessings of love to you dear friend!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Penny. I feel as if you wrote this for me....and I am truly amazed at God's beautiful love for us all. A few moments of your time allow me to feel refreshed by God's holy and special love. Bless you friend!