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Water For The Thirsty

  • Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, 'If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.' But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. John 7:37 WEB

    In the hot Southern summer here, the air conditioners struggle to keep our data center cool enough, especially during record breaking temperatures. It is often blazing, sticky and uncomfortable in the summer time. During most of the year, we are not the best at drinking the proper amount of water that we should, but there is nothing quite as refreshing and life-giving as a cold glass of water on a hot day. It can literally give us chills.

    The Lord has promised to give living water to those who are thirsty, to those who seek Him out more than anything else. A psalmist wrote "Like a deer panting for water so my soul longs after you" (Psalms 42:1). There is a point where nothing else will do but the presence of the Lord. There is no substitute.

    His water is for the thirsty. It is not for the preachers, the priests, the praise team, or the theologians, unless they are thirsty. You've got to want it.

    Intense heat will bring on a powerful thirst. Sometimes the things that make us go "Oh, woe is me" are actually just preparing us to be thirsty for more of Him. When your back is to the wall, there is no substitute for the presence of the Lord because He gives water to the thirsty. Be thankful when God gives you the opportunity to lean on Him and to have your thirst quenched by His living water.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your living water. I so thirst for more of Your presence and pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit freshly today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

November 19, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

November 19, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Amen. I thirst for your living water everyday Lord. I long to be close to you and follow your word. 

November 19, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your living water. I so thirst for more of Your presence and pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit freshly today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you 

November 19, 2016
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Thank you Lord Jesus for I long for your living Waters daily.

November 19, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

This seems quit real!! A man knowing experiecing it-- for a time! Amazing the Ole phrase-don't know what cha got till its gone!! Jes being honest..  Lil sparks here and there, not the fire I once had.. interesting!!!!!

November 19, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

The most amazing thing to me is that the more I thirst after Him, the thirstier I become. It is not enough to drink a little, I must consume more. I am so driven to drink that I cannot possible quench this thirst, nor can I smother the fire that is stirrng inside of me. I must constantly seek Him and constantly search for this living water. I will no doubt live my entire life in constant pursuit of it and never be truly satisifed until He calls me home.

November 19, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Carol, beautifully said <3!

November 19, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 19, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen Father quench my thirst!

November 19, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! God does quench my thirst.

November 19, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I am thirsty for more of You Father and less of me! Amen!

November 19, 2016
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Danny Harndon
Danny Harndonedited: November 19, 2016

My wife Annette and I would like to thank all who are, and have been, and are continuing to pray for her father Ed Tobin. Yesterday they moved him from ICU to a private room. All I can say is God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!!!Thanks again Dion and Sylvia, and all of you who are praying on this one accord!!  

November 19, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praise God, so glad he is improving so well <3!

November 19, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

November 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 19, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Very touching words today, Pastor.

Amen

November 19, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion.   I pray this prayer over my family and I for we thirst more of your presence and pray fill us with Your Holy Spirit freshly today. Amen. 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your living water. I so thirst for more of Your presence and pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit freshly today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen! <3

November 19, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your living water. I so thirst for more of Your presence and pray that You fill me with Your Holy Spirit freshly today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 20, 2016
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

November 20, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Grateful, Lord, for Your living water.  As a deer panteth for the water..so my soul longeth after Thee..You alone are my heart's desire and I long to worship Thee...

December 1, 2016