The Water Blessing Story…
I was walking with the Lord one hot beautiful day doing my usual mix of pouring out my heart to the Lord, praying, seeking Him, praising, and worshiping Him, listening for His voice, being corrected by Him, and repenting and/or whatever I find myself doing when I walk with Him when suddenly I decided to stop and drink some water which despite my usual long and fast walks I rarely do.
As I drank, I felt strongly compelled to thank the Lord for the delicious water which wonderfully quenched my sudden urge for hydration. Not only did I thank Him, but I found myself thanking Him for all the water I had ever had in my whole life!
For it suddenly dawned on me I have had access to clean, healthy, hydrating water every day of my entire life. Not to mention food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and a zillion other material blessings not to mention spiritual blessings straight from the heart and hands of almighty God!
There are people worldwide who have never had clean water, who have no water at all, who will starve to death, who are dying of heinous diseases without medical care, who will never know the warmth of heat and the cool of air conditioning, who have no shelter, who have never had clean, fitting clothes, and, most of all, who have never received the love, mercy, forgiveness, and salvation of the Lord, and many of whom have never even yet heard of the Lord!
I in my self-centered fleshly pride have taken so very much for granted in my life and have had the audacity to complain and be self-pitying about what I have considered to be my big challenges when in fact I have since the very day I was born despite my struggles along the way been blessed beyond measure by my beloved Jesus.
I have made it an aspiration of mine in faithfulness and obedience to the Lord to leave the complaining behind and to day by day choose to have a thankful heart and to express to the Lord and to the world around me my great thanksgiving to Him!
That water that day wasn’t just refreshing and replenishing. It was in reality life-changing as the Lord used it to open wide my eyes like never before to the reality of His blessings so many of which I have neglected to be thankful to Him for, and I hope this message is life-changing for you also!
Please join me in choosing thanksgiving to the Lord day after day – and forevermore. AMEN!
Lord, thank you for water! Thank you for food, shelter, clothing, medical care, thank you for sunshine and the beach and New York City and all the places I have been, for my very old car that still runs and gets me to where you send me, for friends and family, for my beloved handicapped doggies, for your amazing love, for your awesome beauty, thank you for forever with you, thank you for you above all else, thank you for the Body of Christ, oh, and how I love your Bible, thank you for our relationship, dear Lord, thank you for speaking to me and even for refining and chastening me, and for your mercy, compassion, comfort, and forgiveness, oh Lord, I could go on forever thanking you, but forever still won’t be enough because you are wonderful and glorious and awesome beyond measure!
Help us to be thankful, dear Lord, and may you be honored, loved, worshiped, praised, revered, glorified, served, and pleased by how we express our thanksgiving to you in the way we live each and every day. Oh Lord, how awesome, how awesome, how awesome, you are, I love you Lord, help us to love you the way you desire to be loved! Thank you, thank you, for being Lord, oh, how I could go on and on, let us go on loving you and thanking you, oh yes, hallelujah, hallelujah, Lord, AMEN!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17