For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
—Isaiah 44:3 (NIV)
My heart longs for only you, Lord, in a dry and thirsty land. Does my heart long enough for you? How thirsty am I? If I really long for only you, I am a sponge soaking up all of you—consuming your Word and standing on your promises. The land may appear dry and without life to the world, but to one who is filled with your presence, it is a land of milk and honey—of great promise.
“I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,” you impart, “to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise” (Isaiah 43:20b-21, NIV). If I thirst enough, I see your spiritual blessing instead of my physical limitation. If I continually receive your Spirit, I see your promises instead of my life being void and without hope. I see with your eyes instead of my own.
My life reaches beyond the limitations of my own, Lord Jesus. It impacts those I know and love. It extends either despair or hope. It offers failure or success. It dampens a heart or inflames purpose. You created me, Lord, to inspire those who cannot see your promise—to encourage that a deep thirst for your presence is always satisfied and continually filled with your power and purpose.
I was created to praise only you, Lord. I was created to be filled by you. You pour living water on my thirsty ground, and I am no longer abandoned and alone. I am loved, cherished, and known. I have hope and promise. And upon those I love—my offspring and upon theirs—you pour your life and your blessing. Love produces love through the generations to come. It is your promise that I am never forgotten, and that you will never forget them.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher