December 30, 2008

Blessings Folk!!

Join with me in prayer for a couple of things…

There were a couple of “tragic” deaths in our community the past couple of days. Pray for the families, friends...
For a young person with a “eating disorder.”

This “eating disorder” is curious/interesting.

We were interceding on their behalf this morning. It appears that the individual is a wonderful cook. Loves to prepare meals and discusses upcoming meals all the day. But, when it comes time to eat, they partake of very little. A bite here. A bite there.

It has raised concern among parents and friends.

While we were praying a thought came.

This is exactly what most folk who profess to be true believers do.

We do things in the name of God.
We remain busy in the “affairs of the church.”
We speak of “our church,” “our pastor,” “our music,” etc. etc.

Yet, it is truly the rare individual who sits at the table that Father has prepared for us to eat richly and drink deeply of His provision.

I believe that this particular person is experiencing in the natural a manifestation of what is occurring within the spirit realm in their life.

Many others do the same.

We learn - in the name of God.
We worship - in the name of God.
We “minister” - in the name of God.

But, are we really walking with the Lord?
Are we drinking deeply of Him?

Listen to the Word of the Lord

Ps 36:8
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

Ps 63:1-2
1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Isa 12:3
3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Isa 55:1
55 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Amos 8:11-12
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God , that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord :
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord , and shall not find it.

John 4:10
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

Rev 21:6
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

John 7:37-38
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

For what do you thirst?
What quenches the longing within?

We are fast approaching the days that Amos saw.
There is a famine of the Word of the Lord.


There are great “teachings.”
There are great “sermons.”
There are great “worship services”
There are great “programs.”

Yet, if the thirst of man for God is not slated, then they are for naught.

Lord, we thirst for you.
Deep cries unto deep!

Ps 42:7-8
7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Let us draw near to the Lord. He will draw near to us!!

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