Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cool Water

Nehemiah 9:19-21
"Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness
By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take. 20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst. 21 For forty years you sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out
nor did their feet become swollen."

Ever been in the wilderness? Ever wondered if the Lord truly even remembered you? At times like those I am encouraged by digging into the book of Nehemiah. Can you even imagine being in the wilderness for 40 YEARS? When we are parched and dry and needy .... HE offers to be our living water. He longs to refresh us and renew us. He promises to SUSTAIN us. Just as my girls were SO excited to get out in the cool water on a hot summer day, SO SHOULD I be eager to seek my Father for the cool water that HE offers.

Are you in need of refreshing? Do you need to be reminded that you have a Heavenly Father that cares SO DEEPLY for you? You might want to open up the book of Nehemiah today. I promise you will be encouraged & strengthened.

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