There is something so amazing about fresh water. I have had the privilege of going to the mountains for a holiday. The resort was on the banks of a river that found its source in the same mountains. The water is clean and fresh and almost living. You can drink it straight out of the river. I love to watch this sparkling water tumble over the rocks and make its way down the river course. I have also spent time next to a dam, where stagnant, green, and lifeless water stands. This is a picture of what God wants to give us in our lives - living water.
John 4:10 Jesus replied, 'If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.'
John 7:38 'Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.'
So receive His Living Water and may it flow from within you.
We all need a helper from time to time. A helper is someone who comes alongside us to lift the load and assist us where needed. This is a gift that God wants to give to us.
John 14:16 'And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor-Counsellor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever.'
Right now, just take a moment and think about the areas in which you need help. Do you believe that the Lord will/can meet that need? So receive the Helper and the help that He gives you.
GOOD AND PERFECT GIFTS
James 1:17 'Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.'
I believe that God has many different and varied gifts that He wants to give us. The things He wants to give us are always good and perfect. He knows what we need, and He wants to meet those needs with His divine gifts. So receive the gifts He has for you. May you know His goodness, His tender mercies and His faithfulness and loving-kindness.
They say that the best things in life are free. I believe there are many more things that God wants to make available to us, but if we could just take hold of some of these and make them our own, I believe our lives would be different and fuller, because of all that He has provided.
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