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)
Life may appear dry and without hope to some, but to someone who knows they are filled with you—who believes in your promises—it is a life flowing with milk and honey and bursting with great promise. My heart hungers to know the new person that you have made me, Lord. My thirsty soul drinks in all of you—consuming your Word and receiving your truth.
“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).
You created me to know you, Lord—not just know about you. You have chosen me to be yours. You have blessed me (Ephesians 1:3-4). When I hunger and thirst to know the righteousness you have given me, I am filled (Matthew 5:6). I see your spiritual blessings instead of my own natural limitations. When I continually receive your ever-flowing truth, I am renewed by it (Romans 12:2). I see with your eyes instead of my own. I see your promises instead of a life without hope.
My life reaches beyond myself, Lord Jesus. It impacts those you love. My life speaks life or death. It offers either despair or hope. It imparts failure or success. It either kills a heart or encourages someone to reach beyond their natural limitations to receive spiritual understanding of what you have given them. If I don’t know whom you have made me, Lord, I can’t encourage others to receive what I don’t spiritually understand in my own life. Teach me, always, Holy Spirit. Teach me the depths of your joy. My soul renews like the eagle. I soar above everything that comes against the knowledge of who I am in your love and grace (Psalm 103:5, Isaiah 40:31).
I was created to praise you, Lord. I was created to know you—to have a relationship with you—to be filled with a spirit of wisdom and revelation in my knowledge of you—to be enlightened to know the hope of your calling—to know your power toward us who believe (Ephesians 1:17-19).
You pour living water on my thirsty ground. I shall continually drink of your living water to never thirst again (John 4:14). I am loved, cherished, and blameless in your unending love. You have made everything right. There is nothing I need to make right. I am yours. I have hope and promise. And upon those I love—my offspring and upon theirs—upon those I care for—upon those I pray for—upon those you have brought into my life—you pour your life and your blessing.
Grace gives more grace (James 4:6). Love breeds love through the generations to come. It is your promise that I am yours and that you never forget those you love.
“I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten. And great shall be the peace of your children” (Joel 2:25, Isaiah 54:13, NKJV).
© 2022 Lynn Lacher