Ahhh… What could be more delicious, Lord?!
I came to this two-day meeting expectant. Wanting — needing — a dose of En-COURAGE-ment.
I got a cupFULL, Beloved… and chugged it down!
“Whoever is thirsty, come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of Living Water will flow from within them.” (John 7:37-38)
There is nothing like coming into Your Presence, Lord, in the company of others who love You!
“For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20)
Is that why You take such great pains, Lord, to encourage us to come together in Your Name?
“Let us hold unswervingly to the Hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds; let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
The Day is approaching… isn’t it, Abba? The Day of Your Precious Son’s return. Your enemy senses it, too. Why else would he be “pulling out all the stops”?
“But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.” (Revelation 12:12)
I’m remembering, even now, the people around the table today. Their faces. Their hearts. Their words as they quoted Your Words, Lord, and added their own.
Words of Truth and Hope and Promise.
Words of Exhortation and Expectancy and Power.
Words of Light and Grace and Forever Love.
Filling my cup with Courage. I chugged it down… and I’m salivating for more!
Thankfully, tomorrow is another day!!!
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” (Psalm 107:8-9)
Slurping and savoring,