Every morning when we open our eyes we should thank God for another day in which He chose to keep us.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water." "Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?" Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water so that I won't get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water." John 4:10 – 15
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
We understand that Jesus paid it all; that he was the final sacrifice and that when He ascended into Heaven, He sent the comforter to keep and sustain us;
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. John 16:7
If only we will tap into Him; the source; the well that contains living water. The well that never dries up, never becomes stagnant; never becomes tainted; our eternal ever flowing source.
God said that He would never leave us nor forsake us. He is not dead; He is eternal; He is alpha and omega, the beginning and the end and He sent us the comforter; the spirit of power, not fear!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
There is absolutely nothing that we may go through that when we call on the name of Jesus, He won't help us bear. God tells us in in His word that we have nothing to worry about, nothing to fear for; that we should be of good cheer because He has already overcome the world.
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
We just need to place our faith in Him and lean not to our own understanding. Having said that, this is my prayer on this morning:
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:1
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28
The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for him, as if he couldn’t take care of himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make him. Starting from scratch, he made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near. We live and move in him, can’t get away from him! One of your poets said it well: ‘We’re the God-created.’ Well, if we are the God-created, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to think we could hire a sculptor to chisel a god out of stone for us, does it? “God overlooks it as long as you don’t know any better—but that time is past. The unknown is now known, and he’s calling for a radical life-change. He has set a day when the entire human race will be judged and everything set right. And he has already appointed the judge, confirming him before everyone by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:25-31 [msg]
God bless you all and have a wonderful Jesus-filled day.
Elder C. L. Henry