Friday, 29 May 2015

The Colour Blue

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (NKJV)
When I think of the colour blue, I think of peace. I think of serenity and of being calm. So many times we go through our day with burdens upon our shoulders. So many times we go through our day with a sense of anxiety and worry where we feel like we are in a rush and we have to get everything done by a particular time.

The Colour Blue

God has given us His peace. The peace that passes all understanding. We don't have to be anxious about what will happen next. We don't have to be anxious about the steps we should take. Why worry when we have a Father who sees the end from the beginning. Jesus has given us peace. He has given us the opportunity to live a life of peace, a life of being calm about the situation, a life more abundantly.

When you start to get anxious, when you start to worry, look up to the sky and see the colour blue and remember that Jesus has given you peace. Jesus is taking care of the situation. He has it all sorted out. 

This post is a part of the Five Minute Friday community by Kate Motaung where brave writers gather together to write for five minutes on any word.

Monday, 11 May 2015

I Can't Live Without Water

Have you ever experienced your water going off for a few hours and you felt like it was the end of the world? You felt like something was missing, like something needed to be done to solve this crisis, to bring back world peace? Water is essential for living. Our bodies need water to survive and to be hydrated. Without it, we wouldn't last very long. 

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” 13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but 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.” 15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” John 4:9-15 (NKJV)

We can't live without water in the natural neither can we in the spiritual. In the passage above, Jesus asks a Samaritan woman to give Him water. He then tells her if she knew who she was talking to she would've asked for the living water. Jesus gives us living water that keeps us unto everlasting life. He gives us a water that never runs dry. We have a certainty that we will always have this water once we are always connected to the well.

O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 (NKJV)

In the world, we search for things that will satisfy us. We search for a water source so that we would never thirst again.  We look to material things to satisfy us but they never do. These things only satisfy us for a short time but the living water satisfies us for eternity. Jesus has given a water source that satisfies our souls and that refreshes us. The human race is always looking for something new. It is always developing things to get better, to be innovative and to be successful. Why, because they always look for something to satisfy and they never do. It's only a temporary fix, it's only a temporary pleasure. We have a desire on the inside to be fulfilled and to be satisfied.

Living Water

Mike Bickle, the director of the International House of Prayer says in his book The Seven Longings of the Human Heart, "We have cravings built into our spirit as an integral part of our divine design. These cravings reveal the genius of the Creator, who placed these longings in us to reflect His own personality and guide us to—and back to—Him. We are made in His image, and He intentionally planted longings deep within our hearts that only He can fill. He hard-wired us to need, to want, and to find our satisfaction in Him and Him alone."

We have an innate desire to be satisfied but we can only be satisfied with the living water ~ Tweet This. Verse 11 of Isaiah 58 says "The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."

Drink from the fountain that never runs dry. Drink from the fountain where you can be satisfied.  
Drink up all you who are thirsty. Drink up for you will be satisfied.

Let's drink from the fountain of living water. My soul longs for You Lord in a dry and weary land. Be blessed by this song!

As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”  Psalm 87:7