Today’s Daily Light
Con’t…final thoughts stirred up from our study…The Search For Significance..by R. McGee
Life In and By and Through the ‘Spirit’…
John 7:37-39… Jesus said .. “If a man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.
Friends… if we have believed on Jesus as our Savior..if we have put our faith in the redemptive work that He provided for us on the cross…then we have ‘The Spirit of God’ living inside our inner being in our internal human spirit that is given to us to lead us into the ways and paths of God’s intention for all of our behaviors and activity in the temporary life we live in this body on this planet . We as humans, have desires…we thirst. Key is to learn to discern between Godly thirst and ungodly thirsts. Godly thirst come from the best and highest of God’s schematic for right-living (righteousness)…which in my personal basic analogy means: living in a right relationship to the design and plan God created for living rightly. 😊
As we talked about in yesterday’s DL…God designed us to ‘need help’ to live rightly. Thus we are designed to need, must have, God’s Spirit living inside us to help us identify the ‘right’ thirst …those thirst that align with God’s highest and best for us…so we can live ‘rightly’ in accordance with His design, will, and ways.
All of the highest and best of God’s intention for us…for our thirst, can only be fully satisfied ‘in’ Him…in His supply…within His prescription and design for ‘righteousness’. We must come to totally trust and believe that the type and kind of ‘supply’ that God provides is perfect and good and was designed to be of type and supply that truly fills and satisfies our thirst.
So when we hunger and thirst for things…analyze what it is you are hungering and thirsting for….what ‘need’ is it that you are trying to fill? God given needs are designed to be supplied from and in God given supply. The ‘right’ formula is ‘Godly thirsts can only be filled with Godly supply”. We have to analyze and identify the work of the sin nature and the dark side as it seeks to infiltrate our supply source and stream and install its ‘false’ temporary and often fatal formulas and doses of false supply…deceptions…delusions/illusions….all that attempt to keep us from gaining and experiencing God’s perfect and good and faithful supply.
To have our thirst filled by God’s supply…we must align our desires/thirst with the God given desires and things that are okay and good for us. The best of all things good, of peace, that bring full joy…are all desires/thirsts/things that were designed by God to be good for us…things that align with His principles for the most-right, good and best in all things created. So we must learn to analyze our thirsts and desires to see if they align with God’s design and purposes for good, peace, and joy. If they do not align with God’s design…then they are most likely thirsts and desires that can never truly fill our real needs and never bring eternal satisfaction.
Our real need…our deepest need…is to be satisfied by living life through working/walking in tandem with God’s Spirit. The Spirit can guide and lead and direct us into all truth and fill us with full and deep and eternal streams of supply that never leave us thirsty. And Jesus said…’if you are thirsty, come to me and let me be your supply.” (And for sure..all of us are thirsty…our design package came with plenty of thirsts 😊). The best analogy I come to in my picture mind as to ‘in tandem’ is a tandem bicycle…you and the Holy Spirit riding a tandem bicycle together through the journey of your life….key is to let Him sit on the forward seat and have control of the handle bars.
So I pray today that we will listen to the voice of the Spirit inside us and let it be our guide to lead us to the true and eternal supply that can only be found in the will and way of God…as God has prescribed to us in His Word. We must live this temporary life totally depending on ‘help’ from God’s Spirit that lives inside us as we allow the Spirit to be our guide ‘as we’ spend time in God’s book of truth…’as we’ learn to identify our thirsts and only allow our wonderful heavenly Father to fill our thirst.
Jesus said.. Matthew 5:6…”Blessed are you who hunger and thirst after righteousness…for you will be filled.”