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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

My Promise


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 without hope to some, but to someone who knows they are filled with you, Lord—who believes in your truth, it is a life bursting with abundant promise. My heart hungers to completely know this new person you have made me. My thirsty soul consumes your Word and receives your truth. 


“I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,” you promise, “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, you generously fill me with your wisdom. (Matthew 5:6, James 1:5). I see your spiritual blessings instead of my own natural limitations. When I continually receive your living 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 everyone I meet. My life either 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 a spiritual understanding of what you have given them. Lord, I can’t encourage others to receive what I don’t spiritually understand in my own life. Teach me, Holy Spirit. Teach me the depths of who you are in me. You satisfy me with good things. My soul renews like the eagle (Psalm 103:5). I stand in your power—victorious over anything that comes against me (Isaiah 54:17). 


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).


“My child,” you impart, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38, NKJV).


You have poured yourself into my spirit. My mind hungers to know what your truth means in my life. My heart thirsts to believe. I draw from your ever-streaming, never-ending, fulfilling abundance to never thirst again (John 4:14). I am loved, cherished, and blameless in your unending grace. 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,” you promise. “Your children shall know me, And great shall be their peace” (Joel 2:25, Isaiah 54:13).


© 2022 Lynn Lacher




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