Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Contemporary Psalms


Let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take of the water of 
Life freely.
Revelation 22:17

LORD, this month's journal started with wells without water from 2 Peter 1:17, and now, on the last day of the month -- and the last day of this year, I see You saying in Revelation 21:6, "I will give of the fountain of the water of Life life freely to him who thirsts." Amazing, LORD, how You connect the dots for me and speak through "accidents" like seeing the first page of this month and Your echo of it at the end.

Thank You, LORD! Also for the Light You are shining, leading me by the pure river of the water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the Throne of God and the Lamb (Revelation 22:1). I believe You are saying it is unwise to turn to any empty well expecting to draw water from it. You seem  be saying, "Look, child, and see with your Spiritual Eyes! Discern the dry wells, and do not try to draw water from them. Forgive them for they do not know that they are empty. But you can see that they are dry wells. Pray for the dry wells to be filled with the water of Life. I desire mercy, not sacrifice!"

What I hear You saying is that there is no earthly "well" on which I can depend... some can help each other find Your Living Water and prefer it, but it is You, LORD, who supplies. You are the fountain of Life and You water us freely. Also, You hold us in Your Body with the powerful pull of Your Holy Spirit. Nothing can pluck us from You; we are set into You like precious jewels in a great array. Those who fear Your Word speak to one another and You listen and hear them. So a book of remembrance has been written before You for those who fear You and meditate upon You, who says in Malachi 1-4, "They shall be Mine... and on the day that I make them My jewels and spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him..."

Living stones! We will see no temple i it, for the LORD and the Lamb are its temple. The city will have no need of the sun or the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God will illumine it.  The Lamb is its Light... They need no lamp nor light, for the LORD God gives them light (Revelation 22-23).

The above post is based on Malachi 1-4 and Revelation 21-23. The painting is my friend Veronica Benning who is absent now from her earthly body but present in the Body of Christ. To me, this painting speaks of the Holy Trine God she knew but dimly, but now knows in Fullness of Life. Veronica, my dear old chum and pal, we know the time is short. Therefore we also know that we will see you in the Morning!

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