For I will give you abundant water to quench your thirst and to moisten your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on riverbanks.
Isaiah 44:3-4 is a scripture I’ve been meditating on and praying over my extended family for the past few days. Thirst has been a recurring theme for me this year.
At times, I’ve been guilty of using substitute sources in an attempt to quench my thirsty soul. For there are many to choose. But despite the initial happiness they bring, the satisfaction is only momentary. Thus I need the Lord to send His water as promised. Being who He is, God doesn’t give a little but sends an abundance of water to not only me but also to moisten my fields.
On first reading, one may be tempted to overlook the phrase, moisten your parched fields since many of us don’t have natural fields. However, the phrase is still very relevant to us today. It was in the fields were one worked, gathered food for their families and ministered to needy by leaving portions of the field for them to glean from. The field is place of activity and expected productivity. No farmer plows, plants, and waters without the expectation of reaping a harvest. Yet, when we are dry spiritually, the activities we’re involved in become laborious and yield little lasting produce. We find ourselves going through the motions, while our jobs, family time, and ministry endeavors have become lifeless. The good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way. Simply go back to the real Source for a fresh drink.
Today, I extend my prayers to each of you. May every substitute water source be displaced in your lives. Thus making room for the authentic thirst quencher. I pray that every dry place would be filled to the overflow with His presence. May His Spirit and blessings be on you and your family. In Jesus Name.
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