Saturday, December 12, 2015

"Like A Thirsty Land?"

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of Your hands. I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah.  Psalm 143:5-6

I don't know about you but I often sit around remembering the days of old. Let's face it, this daily devotional happens because we meditate daily about the works of God. Each and every day we muse about the work of His hands as we share about all that He has done. Why? Because of the longing in our soul, the hope that as we learn of Him He will once again work His works in an through us. Daily we muse, meditate, and cry out to Him because we thirst for Him in all His ways.

Our cry as we prepare every day is, "Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law." Today the wondrous thing revealed is this  ... if your thirsty for Him like a dry and thirsty land ... He will show up! Check out these two examples.

The first one is found in the Old Testament. Judges 6:7-16 Gideon is sitting threshing wheat in the winepress when "the Angel of the Lord appeared to Him and said to him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!" And Gideon said to Him, "O my Lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites." Here is Gideon working away at threshing the wheat, musing and meditating and longing for God to do the works of old. He was sitting there longing for the God he'd heard about to show up and do those same kinds of miracles on their behalf against the Midianites. Musing, meditating, and longing and what happens? The Angel of the Lord shows up to say, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor." What comes next? The signs, wonders, and miracles of old and the battle is won.

Our next example is found in the New Testament in Luke 19:1-10. "Now behold, there was a name Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully."  Here we see a man who had heard of all the works of Jesus and who longed to see for himself. He was so desperate to see that he ran ahead and climbed a tree just to get a look. What happened? Jesus saw him. He saw Zacchaeus's hunger and said, "Today I'm coming to your house!" Jesus shows up, sees and what comes next? The greatest miracle of all ... salvation!

Take  time today to remember the days of old. Take time to meditate and muse on the work of His hands. Cry out with hearts that thirst for Him! Then, get ready because if your thirsty ...He will be with you ...He will come to your house in all HIS MIGHT!

"...But the water that I shall give him will become in Him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water , that I may not thirst ..." John 4:14-15

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