In the natural, when we are dehydrated, we might not diagnose the need for water; our head, joints, and muscles might hurt… putting the focus on the symptoms instead of the cause. It is similar in the Spirit. When the living waters are not flowing as they should, we must recognize our thirst, our longing for a touch from the Lord.
Our schedules make it challenging for us to find the necessary time to come to the Lord to receive a refreshing touch, but it is necessary. The result of seeking Him first helps us with everything we need to do. As soon as we notice that we are more in the flesh than the spirit, we should run to Jesus. Our adversary, satan, tempts us to run to other substitutes to fill us.
By faith, we come to Him and drink, receive all that He is. As He fills us to overflowing, He touches and transforms us, and others through us. In communion, we receive a fresh infilling. The more we drink, the more we desire to drink. We worship, praise, love Him and soak in His presence. As we do, we notice His flow is increased, from glory to glory!
John 7:37-38 “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Our bodies are like precious instruments God has placed in our care. If someone gave us a million dollars, or any other great treasure to watch over, we would handle it with care and it would change the way we do many things. We need to watch over our bodies with even greater care. As we consecrate ourselves to God, we glorify Him!
A surgeon makes sure the scalpel he uses is sanitized and prepared for surgery. Likewise, the sanctification of the Holy Spirit prepares our bodies to be fit for the master’s use. Knowing we belong to Him, and are not our own, helps us yield to Him so the Holy Spirit is not quenched and flows freely.
We yield to the owner and make the right choices regarding what goes in, out, or close to our bodies. Daily we walk in new mercies and receive cleansing from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet. We are glory carriers! We have a treasure in us that is priceless. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we must care for them, from glory to glory!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
The $500 I still needed for my rent occupied my every thought and gave way to worry. I couldn’t figure out how I was going to pay it. After a few days that seemed forever, in prayer, I realized that I was focusing on what I needed instead of the Lord Jesus, my provider. Instead of heaviness, I felt praise rising up and thanked Him for His upcoming provisions.
Our reasonings hinder our faith in God. God’s ways are not our ways; He provides and multiplies supernaturally. We can only believe that it will be done in His timing, His way… and He will be glorified. Our riches can never compare to the riches of the glory in Christ Jesus. Our needs are met according to His riches, not ours.
We trust the loving care of our Heavenly Father with a childlike faith. We do not walk by sight. We look up to God, the source of every resource. He is bigger than what we are facing; He is higher than what is seen; He is more glorious than what we can imagine. He is our provider, from glory to glory!
Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”