Judges 15:19 God Opens Up Provision

Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. Judges 15:19

During hot summers people who are working outside will get extremely thirsty. As this occurs, their strength will often drop, and they will be very weak and in need of water.

The longer it takes to get the needed water, the more desperate one will be bringing on the feeling that he is going to die of thirst.

Samson had just defeated the Philistines single-handedly and was very thirsty. He cried out to God, complaining about dying of thirst. God opens the ground and provides water for Samson to revive himself.

God has made the body to need certain things in proper amounts and times to be able to continue to function properly. The minimum needs are air, food and water.

It is, at times, common for a person to be in extreme need of food or water. One will become very weak without these things. On his own, one may become desperate in search of these things and sees only hopelessness and death looming before him. This can occur for both believers and non-believers.

The believer may not need water, but there may be some other great need looming over his life that appears to evade him and only showing hopelessness and death.

Instead of giving up hope and expecting to die, as the world does, the believer can put his hope and trust in God and call out to Him. God has ways of opening up rocks and having the needed water or anything else needed poured out. Trust in God will always open up the needed provisions at the right time.

You may have some need to be fulfilled that is causing you to feel desperation or hopelessness. Do not allow yourself to fall into the woes of desperation that the world wallows in but cry out to God with hope.

Know that God can and will meet your need as you trust in Him and obey Him. He has a way of opening up the rock in front of you to meet your needs at the right time. His Holy Spirit will give you the needed strength and revival to keep moving forward.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will trust God for all of your needs; that you will know the hope you can have in Jesus; that God will open rocks to meet your needs in His time; and that God will revive your strength and spirit by His Holy Spirit in your life.

John 7:37 Are You Thirsty?

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” John 7:37

One of the things a person cannot live without is water, especially on a hot day. People need water to survive. They cannot go more than a few days without having any water at all.

When a person gets thirsty, he desires to have that thirst quenched with a glass of nice, cold water. Yet, even warm water will meet the need of extreme thirst.

While at a festival, Jesus called out to the people for anyone who was thirsty to come and drink from Him.

Even though drinking water can be deeply satisfying at times, it is only temporary and one will be thirsty again very soon. Water satisfies a temporary physical thirst.

Many people are thirsting for more of something in this life. They are seeking purpose and meaning to life. They desire comfort and strength for living. The things and ways of this fallen world will bring some of this for a short time. Sin always brings pleasure, but only for a moment. In the end it brings about death.

Those who go to Jesus and drink in His teaching, love, grace, mercy, and salvation, have their eternal thirst met. This is a thirst of the soul, that the things and ways of this world cannot meet or quench.

Instead of seeking relief from pain and suffering in the things of this world, one needs to look to Jesus. He must drink in the teaching Jesus taught. Once a person drinks in the Holy Spirit that Jesus gives, he will know eternal peace, comfort, strength and life.

Jesus brings eternal life to a person, not a temporary feeling.

There will be times you are thirsty for more. While it easy to cover up that thirst with the things of this world, they will not fully satisfy for long.

Get into God’s word and drink in what He has to say. Drink in the Holy Spirit that Jesus offers. Drink in the refreshing forgiveness given to you. Begin to know the eternal life God has for you starting today.

As you begin to drink in what God offers, you will begin to know satisfaction, peace and strength beyond anything that this world has to offer. Are you drinking today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will drink in God’s Holy Spirit sent to you; that you will take in the forgiveness Jesus offers you; and that you will know the eternal satisfaction in following Jesus.