Day 70: NO OTHER

 

“There is no other name
By which man can be saved
There is no other name under Heaven
There is rest for my soul
And the wounded made whole
And the captives set free and forgiven”

-Robin Mark

Day 8: The Rhythm of the Falling Rain

A steady drip falls from the sky. The ground is satisfied by the water falling down on it. It is a thirsty ground. The rhythm of the falling rain produces a peaceful backdrop for the joy in my heart. My thirsty soul is satisfied. It has received water. LIVING water. LIFE.

Some days I am dry and thirsty. Like a parched soil, unable to even absorb the supply. It rolls away. Forms a puddle. Evaporates. It  doesn’t penetrate the ground.

But it did fall. And it fell on me. And it rolled away. Puddled up and unused. It wasn’t due to the supplier or the supply, but to the recipient.

The ground was hard.

Like my heart. Like yours?

Life. This life, being born into this life, makes us hunger and thirst. We hunger and thirst for many things. There is only one thing that will ultimately satisfy. And being born anew, we now know for sure, for surely we have known all along, that only Jesus Christ can satisfy us. And oh, how He does this. He satisfies us with the very desires of our heart. “He anoints my head with oil, my cup RUNNETH over”. Psalm 23:5b

My cup. Runneth over!! I RECEIVE and cannot even contain all of God’s goodness and blessing for my life. He supplies. His supply is perfect and OVER-ABUNDANT. MORE THAN. HIS PROVISION IS MORE THAN.  The WORD tells us that He will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. Isaiah 44:3a

Supplier: √. Supply: √. Recipient: uhh, √???

Is the recipient ready? Can I receive? Is my heart too hard to absorb the supply? Is my cup extended to catch the downpour?

Am I ready? Are you?

Are we even aware of the downpour?

Jesus tells us that all who hunger and thirst for righteousness, they shall be FILLED. And they are BLESSED! Matthew 5:6  Do I hunger and thirst for these things? I believe I do. I believe you do.

Hungering and thirsting. YES: √.

Receiving: uhh………Hard ground. Hard heart. NOPE!

And the WORD of God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

May we receive a new heart and a new spirit so we can absorb the goodness of the LORD like sponges. May we not be able to contain the outpouring. And as we receive, may we take note of the satisfaction in our soft hearts.  May we spill over into the lives of others and be blessed to be a blessing.

May this be music to my ears, and yours.

YES!!