Psalms 42:1-3 – “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” NKJV
Beautiful morning, refreshing morning weather, tasty cup of coffee, wonderful time reading and reflecting on God’s Word, encouraging to see and hear the daybreak from its slumber into the sounds of life. My heart is crying to the Lord for the “water brooks” of the Spirit of God!
Nothing is ever accomplished spiritually until God’s people become hungry, thirsty, and desperate for Him. Until He becomes more important than life, position, power, prestige, publicity, being known and all the other adjectives one can attribute to what man calls success. When we divest ourselves our ourselves and thirst for Him and Him alone, we find that He comes on the scene with His awesome demonstration of Grace, Power, and Love and things begin to happen.
When we defend, protect, guard, develop and attempt to establish our place or position or power or prestige He steps back and says, “Okay if you want to do it without me, go ahead but if you decide you need Me come to me.” Too often we try to take it from here and we fail miserably even if we amass large gatherings of people and gain worldwide fame it all becomes a tinkling cymbal and sounding brass. It’s when He is our life, our source, our strength, our provider, our guide, and our God that we move into the realm of the Supernatural and see great things happen for the Kingdom of God.
When men and women stop needing to be recognized and get credit for things and have a heart that says I don’t care who gets credit as long as it gets done, God moves in new ways. You don’t have to blow your own horn if it needs blowing God will see to it that someone blows it. It’s not about you it’s about the Kingdom!
Today, I’m hungry and thirsty for the “water brooks” of the Spirit of the Lord and my tears have been my companion day and night over what I see and don’t see. I see the questions and discouragement of many and cry out to the Lord to come to us, let us come to you and drink where out of our innermost beings will FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER! And those rivers will bring life wherever they touch.
Are you thirsty? Are you thirsty? Are you THIRSTY? Then it’s time to turn our eyes on the source of our “living waters” and come to Him and drink. “He must increase but I must decrease.” As we decrease, He will increase, and we will begin to see that for which we have longed.
May the rich and bountiful blessings of the LORD be yours as you pursue the Water Brooks of God!