Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Creeks and Kids
Creeks and Kids
With the price of gas these
days, we don’t often travel to our near by city where there is a large discount
market and other interesting stores.On
a recent occasion, as we returned home, I noted a sign in a wooded area along
the highway that said, “Creeks and Kids,” apparently it was advertising an educational adventure.
Immediately my mind went racing
back to my childhood when we lived in the Oakland East Bay Area that contains many
creeks and lakes throughout different neighborhoods, including the surround
Not far from our home was a narrow
creek that ran for several miles, eventually emptying into the Alameda, Estuary.
To us children, it was cheap
entertainment to take an empty mayonnaise jar or a tin can and explore “our
creek.”The water was not deep but you
could easily get your shoes wet if you failed to step on the many rocks.
Pollywogs were in abundance
in different degrees of development, and my brother and I were interested in
any creature that wiggled.If you lifted
one of the slabs, you might find a salamander and hopefully avoid any snakes
that might be hiding in the reeds.
What is it about playing in
the water that kids find it so intriguing?
As I considered that our bodies
are made up of a great percentage of water it reminds me that water is so very
Jesus spoke of living water
that He offered to the woman at the well.
John 4:13, 14
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water (from the
well) shall thirst again:But
whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; - - - but the
water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into
Jesus also spoke of the Holy
Spirit as a river flowing out from us to others with this living water.
John 7:38 He
that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water.
Some have concluded that our
born again “spirit man including our soul” resides in our heart or in our chest
area - - - however scholars have determined that dwelling place actually is in
our belly, our innermost being.
When you think about it our
stomach is often where we feel grief, sorrow, happiness, or joy.From our belly comes God’s direction; a slang
expression is a “gut feeling.”
Might it be a good thing if
we pat our tummy and give ourselves a challenge prophesy?
“Out of 'MY belly' shall flow
rivers of living water to those who are thirsty."
How about you? Have you had a good drink of Living Water lately?