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LIVING WATERS

LIVING WATERS 2

SELAH Daily Devotions!

 

He that believe on ME, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2

Because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen…” Isaiah 43:20b

 

In the natural, most expectant mothers anticipating blessed arrival of her new baby with unrestrained excitement, shops until she drops! At the same time, the realization that before she actually holds her beautiful bouncing bundle of joy in her arms, she must first endure the grueling discomfort and pain of labor and delivery, can’t help but cause a certain degree of apprehension.

Every woman who has had a baby knows that as the labor progresses, the pain intensifies. Although we’re unable to accurately determine what the baby goes through, we can safely assume, by reason of anatomy, making its way through some extremely tight places causes a certain amount of discomfort for the child as well. For nine months, the womb has been his home and now, he’s reluctantly forced to transition into the next level of life.

Hence, spiritually, our rebirthing process also requires intense laboring for deliverance. Every blood washed, born-again, child of the Living God has been impregnated with purpose and potential. However, making our transition from one realm of spiritual reality into another, (from grace 2 grace) ultimately involves some degree of violent struggle. The ol’ church used to say, no pain – no gain!

Consequently, as we matriculate from one level of spiritual maturity to the next, we’re forced to navigate through some tight circumstances. Sometimes, just as in the natural birthing process, in order to hasten the birth and avoid the complications and dangers associated with a dry birth, the doctor may deliberately puncture the embryonic sack. This process is called “breaking the water”.

Likewise, to ensure that a believer transitions spiritually into our highest potential, the spiritual mid-wife, The Holy Spirit, fills His chosen with soul refreshing, sweet living waters drawn from the Wells of Salvation! This water is called Joy.  (Ref. Isaiah 12:3) This joy is not a state of mind neither is it a fleeting emotion; but to a believer facing the challenges and afflictions incurred through famine and drought of  the desert storms of life, JOY becomes a Weapon of Mass Destruction!

Saints, whatever you’re going through, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE!  While weeping may endure for a night, God has promised, Joy is coming in the morning!  (Ref. Psalm 30:5) God has chosen you as HIS very Own BELOVED!  Keep in mind that in God’s Kingdom, purpose always trumps pain! TRUST2KNOthat pain you’re now experiencing  is only a sign that Holy Spirit has just induced your labor and your water is about to break! 

Don’t sweat the process, God is positioning you into the next stage of Abundant Everlasting Life! #SERIOUSLY !!!

SELAH!

Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!

Ann Caffee

 

ITZ CONTROVERSIAL?

ITZ CONTROVERSIAL

SELAH Daily Devotions!

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8)

Who is the most important person in the earth today? WOW! Talk about a brow-raising provocative attention getting disruption! I suppose the more intellectual individual would promptly interject, “That depends! It’s all relative to one’s personal proclivity and objectivity! ”

An avid sports enthusiast may call out his favorite team’s star performer, based on his/her stats. While the more musically inclined person, might consider that artistic-talented-top-of-the –chart entertainer. Yet again, to that bright-eyed-looking-just-like-your-Daddy 7-yr. old son could profoundly-energetically proclaim his-giant-of-a-man progenitor

However, as a Bible-Living-Trusting-Believer I entreat you to consider The Triune God, in the Person of Holy Spirit, the MVP in the earth heads down and hands up! Now ask me why? Because, Jesus said so!

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” (John 14:18-20) Didjaheardat?

Jesus completely fulfilled The Father’s Redemptive Plan, by the shedding of His Atoning Blood restoring the relationship so abruptly breached by Adam’s disobedience (Ref. Hebrews 9:22) opening up the way for anyone who will accept His Saving Grace to live eternally in Heaven!  However, it was the Fulfillment of The Promise, on The Day of Pentecost, when Holy Spirit showed up in the Upper-Room, filling all 120 waiting souls (with the evidence of speaking in unknown tongues) that subsequently empowers us to live triumphantly overcoming in this present world!

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4)

So what’s so controversial? How can we live ‘HOLY’ without the Indwelling Power of Holy Spirit? How can we walk in The Spirit, be lead by The Spirit, be effective witnesses to a lost death reigning world without the Life-Giving Light illuminating through these vessels of clay? (Ref. 7:18)

“He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.” (Acts 19:2)

STILL CONTROVERSIAL, HUH? WELL? REALLY? #itzrelative

SELAH!

“Have a WONDER-FILLED day?”

Ann Caffee