Sunday, November 6, 2016

Are you Thirsty?



There are days when my soul gets thirsty for a glimpse of the trees
and the water
and the clouds. 

Especially on those dry and weary days,
or after a busy and full time,
I ache for that need to touch God's Beauty.

I think Jesus must surely understand that longing,
after all, He spoke to that very thirst
when He walked this earth.



John 4:13-14 (NIV)  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”


Are you in a place of dryness?
My heart understands that longing also.
 So would you join me in this prayer,
on a bright November weekend?

"Dear Jesus,
we need your living water.
We come before you 
with hearts that are filled 
with longing.
As we touch your creation here,
given to point us to you,
we ask for your help
to seek for more of YOU.
We know that the water of this world
will leave us empty
and searching for more.
So, Jesus, will you come
and bring the filling
that meets us in the center of our being?"


 John 7:37-38 (NIV) On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 







Today is the day to announce the winners for the Give-away of
Discovering Hope, by Cindee Snider Re!

Congratulations to Anna and Gayl!
(I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing addresses.)
 

As my husband drew the names from the basket,
I prayed that God would bless you, my friends.
May the Lord speak His will in each of your lives.


8 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo, inspiring prayerful thoughts and inviting song! It reminded me of one by Casting Crowns about coming to the Well. It's hard to live a housebound life sometimes, isn't it? Our hearts yearn for sun, fresh air to breathe, visions of changing seasons and natural beauty to see. And that's not always possible with a limited window view.
    These words spoke deep to me:
    "We know that the water of this world
    will leave us empty
    and searching for more.
    So, Jesus, will you come
    and bring the filling
    that meets us in the center of our being?
    Only Jesus can fully satiate and satisfy our inner thirst. A world's weariness weighs heavy and we remember we are but dust as earthly concerns cling closely to us. Bless you, Bettie. This is a spiritual oasis for me today. Thank you, sweet friend! xox

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    1. Dear Joy, Oh, yes, I am trying to learn to be thankful for the small touches with beauty--even when I want MORE, I know that only He will satiate and satisfy. I am thankful that you found an oasis in Him here today, my friend! And that is such a true thought that while we are here as dust, this earthly dust does weigh us down. Thanks for bringing your words here with you today! You are a blessing, my friend! xoxo

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  2. Thanks for visiting my site today Bettie. Such a pleasure to "meet" you. I am a big fan of Meghan and her love for God. I can tell you feel love for our Savior by reading your prayer. I get excited about communing with Jesus. May we always seek Him and find refreshment in his living Word. Thank you for reminding us that Jesus is always near. Have a fantastic week and may God bless you and yours.

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    1. Hi Horace, Thank you for visiting here also! Yes, Meghan's love for Jesus is always such a bright light! Isn't God so good to let us share that light of His Word with each other? May Jesus bring you the Blessing of His Presence this week.

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  3. This is such a beautiful prayer, Bettie. The longings of my soul identify with it, and I am praying it with you. Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. Dear Trudy, Your words always bring such an uplift to my days! I am thankful that we can share our longings together for Him! Many Blessings and hugs to you my friend!

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    1. I'm thankful you were encouraged here, Kimberly. And grateful to have you stopping by. --Blessings to you!

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