Friday, March 27, 2009

Living Water


The Thirst

When I thought life's thirsts too great for quenching,

The yearnings of a soul, too strong to still,

I saw the Living Waters flowing freely;

And drinking deeply, knew my being's fill.

Before the Throne of God I found fulfillment!

For in that flow of Heaven's joy divine,

I knew the rich infilling of the Spirit,

And claimed that Holy effluence as mine.

Within my soul, now springs a stream eternal,

Which stems from God the Son, Who dwells above;

My thirst, assuaged forever at that fountain,

Has found the potion sweet of Jesus' love!

Poem By Constance Calenberg ~Published in Our Hope Magazine, 1949.

Jesus said, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drinks. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

My dear friends in Christ, the Lord's heart is open to you today. His ears hear your thirsty cries, and His eyes behold your longing for living water. He will fill your life to overflowing with His love and give you unspeakable joy, which is the Lord's effervescent river of life. As He gave this living water to the Samaritan woman and breathed on His disciples, so He gives His Holy Spirit to all believers. He is your comforter. He is your counselor. He is your conscience. And He is an unending fountain of love, hope, and faith in your life. Many blessings to you this weekend as you go in the grace of God and the love of His Holy Spirit.

12 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Like the old song says,

    "Fill my cup, Lord,
    I lift it up, Lord!
    Come and quench this thirsting of my soul."


    Many blessings to you and your family, Andrea!

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  2. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today. I am always blessed to have visited your blog. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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  3. Hi Andrea,

    I knew that I could stop by your blog and be uplifted today. :) What a blessing. Such a beautiful waterfall and words and scripture. I feel refreshed.

    Hugs & Blessings,

    ~Katherine~

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  4. Hi again Andrea,

    I wanted to let you know that I've left an award for "friendship" on my new post to you. Thankyou for being such a Dear Friend!!! :)

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  5. There's just something about moving water that stirs the soul. Whether drinking of it, or simply breathing in the beauty of it, our hearts seem to know it's proof-positive of His provision.

    Thank you,
    Kathleen

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  6. I really enjoye the waterfall.just stopped by via MeMaw's blog.I hope that you are having a blessed weekend.Mike G.said that (it's an AA thing of mine)

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  7. Running water, so uplifting and relaxing to listen to and such a picture of THE living water.

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  8. Thank you for the beautiful post once again and the great reminder.
    I've been thirsty a LOT lately!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Love your blog. Your house is really lovely. I see you like Chris Madden too. I used to get her books at the library and I remember when she had a TV show. Nice lady with great design ideas. Very classy.

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  10. What a beautiful inspiration. Waterfalls always inspire awe in the never ending abundance from an unseen source, much like our Heavenly Father. Thank you so much for the sweet friendship award! I am so excited to get it since I am fairly new to the blog world. You have been so encouraging and kind. Love in Christ, Ramona

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  11. Andrea,

    Thank you so much for the award! I just love visiting your blog as it always seems to give me the guidance that I need at that moment. You are a wonderful and treasured friend and I feel quite blessed that you thought of me for the award:)

    Blessings,

    Kim

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Thank you for visiting. I cherish your thoughts. You are special to me, but most of all, you are special to God, who loves you with everlasting love. May your life be swept into His joy and peace.

In the Wonderful Love of Christ our Savior,

Andrea