Dear Saints of the Living God – Grace and Mercy to you and your family!
Recently, I heard about a man, who was meditating… and he would meditate morning, evening and night on the word of the Lord and enjoyed His presence… and he enjoyed God’s presence so much, that when he closed his eyes, he will see Jesus waiting for him. That’s what even Solomon is talking about in the songs of Solomon,
Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.
The Lord is waiting on us as this beautiful lover… every day; We don’t have to do monumental thing to reach the presence of God, why – because He is waiting, He has jumped through the mountains, and bouncing over the hills. Just like that man, we should close our eyes and go into the Presence of this wonderful father… and my prayer is, one day, when I close my eyes – for the last time in my life, I want to see Jesus on the other side… I am sure, you are praying for the same…
With that said, let us jump into the word, this verse is a familiar one – and we have all heard many, many messages on this – but I am praying these verses will speak to you. One of those mornings, when King David was distressed and comes before the Lord, since his emotional bucket is drained and needs the Lord to fill him in… that’s when he sings Psalms 42,
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Here, David is talking about how His soul pants for the source of the living water and he is referring to “water brooks”. You know when the deer looks for the water brook, not when it is thirty- but instead when the enemy is chasing.. we have to understand, that they are not searching for the water brook, but instead panting for the water brook. Panting is because of all the running, from the enemy. The deer would like to immerse inside the water brook, so the aroma of the deer is hidden under this water. He is also explain it by saying – “so pants my soul for You, O God”;
Recently, I heard about something happening in the western part of Texas… where there were lot of deaths reported among the farmers because of the rattle snake bites. These farmers are very aware of these snakes, if so, why weren’t they prepared for it… hah… good question.
The researchers have found that many generations ago, these farmers have bought wild hogs; These hogs can hear so clearly the rattling sound of the snakes and in fact they enjoy eating these rattle snakes. As the days go by, these snakes have become smarter and started moving so quick without any rattling sound and that’s why these farmers were not able to react to the quickness of these snakes nor warned because of the lack of their rattling sound…
What am I saying? The enemy starts to pull the same trick, but as the generations go by the kind of trials and temptations gets deeper and steep… before we had internet, the kind of temptation the people got was the same… but now these temptations are spread quicker using the latest technology… you know what mean.
We become targets for the enemy when we are out of juice. We tend to act like this world, when we are out of juice in our emotional bank. Have you ever felt sorry about getting angry or saying something that you didn’t mean to say. That’s because we are dried up internally and now we are filling that spot with empty emotions like anger, frustrations and distress. That’s why Psalmist is saying, we need to look for the water brook… where we need find our hiding place.. from the enemy who is using all that he has to come after us when we are exhausted…
My prayer this morning for you and me is that, the spirit of the Living God who resides in us, will help restore our soul from exhaustion; and we will abide completely in Him; He will pour out the fresh energy of grace and strength, one more time in our lives.
As you are reading this meditation, these random passages will minister to your hearts, and my father heavenly will lighten our hearts and souls, and instantly heal us from any bleeding that dries up our souls and we start to overflow His Love, His Peace, His Joy, His faithfulness, His Grace, His energy to all the people that we come across. I pray, as a bi-product of what is happening to us, we will run into people who are hurting, and that we will touch and speak the words of healing into their life.
May the good Lord Bless you!