8 Mar

Got this in todays email devotion and thought it would really speak to what I have been reading on some of our blogs.  Hope it ministers to some of you today.  Bless you and have a nice snowy Friday.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God…” (Psalm 46:4).

A ship was sailing from Europe to Brazil. The journey took longer than expected and, despite severe rations, they ran out of drinking water. One day the crew found themselves with their last tank empty and no land in sight.

After two days of languishing in the hot sun, they sighted another vessel and quickly sent out the distress signal: “we’re dying for want of water.”

The reply seemed to almost mock them. “There’s water all around you. Let your bucket down.”

You see, they had reached that part of the Atlantic Ocean where the mouth of the Amazon River pours out a mighty stream of fresh water into the Atlantic Ocean making the water potable.

I wonder how often do we act as though we’ve run out of resources when in Christ, we have all that we need, plus more.

In ourselves we feel empty, and the truth is, we are empty. But there is a supply line – a river that flows from God’s throne towards us. Not a trickle, not a drip-drip-drip, but a river. God’s supplies never run out.

Just knowing this, is not enough. We must let our buckets down. We must turn on the tap. How? By reading God’s Word and obeying it. By admitting we can’t do it on our own and turning ourselves and our needs over to Jesus.

Our need is the doorway through which Jesus can enter. It always comes back to dependence on Jesus, doesn’t it?

~ Lord Jesus, I am thirsty. I come to you and drink. Fill me to overflowing so that out of my heart shall flow rivers of living


One Response to “Thirsty?”

  1. Susan March 8, 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    Awesome devotion!!!

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