So Busy

We had two cats. A few weeks ago one disappeared. Hopefully, to another good home but likely to the wildlife food chain.

Percy, the one who we still have, has become a totally different cat. Before, we hardly saw him and he was always outside doing his own thing, only coming in when he wanted something – usually food! Now he is playful, attentive, inquisitive, constantly underfoot wanting attention and quite a joy to have around.

Am I like that with the Lord? So busy doing my own thing? I wonder if He finds me quite a joy to have around…

My prayer for you this week:

I pray that you are devoting your heart to Him and stretching out your hands to Him, knowing that if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear. You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor. Amen.
Job 11:13-19

By Alec Niemi

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Fountain of Life

Hear the Word of God for you in Psalm 36:9.
For with you is the fountain of life.”

Listen to God’s loving invitation. Isaiah 55:1-2Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.”

You have received the water of eternal life that Jesus gave you. You are blessed with the Fountain of living waters of God’s presence welling up in you. Be blessed to drink from living waters that stream even from hard places because He is your Spiritual Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4). Psalm 107:35 says, “He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs.”

God’s compassion will lead you beside springs of water. Drink often of His thirst-quenching water. Be blessed with rejoicing in His unfailing springs of joy and mercy. God will make the Valley of Trouble into a place of springs, and you will go from strength to strength in Him (Psalm 84:6). His righteous spring of blessing is flowing to you. Let Him fill you up and pour you out to others who are thirsty.

 Listen to the promises of God for the poor, the needy,  the thirsty. Isaiah 41:17I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18 I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. 19 I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, 20 so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.”

You are blessed to stand in God’s river flowing from His throne, carrying the sound, motion, power, and fragrance of heaven to you.

Be blessed in the name of the One who is Living Water, who invites you to come to Him (John 4:10; Isaiah 55:1).

By Sylvia Gunter

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