May 2, 2020

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord Himself, is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation."
Isaiah 12:2-3
"Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'"
John 4:13-14

For many years I was never satisfied. If I saw an advertisement for something I wanted, I simply paid for it with one of my convenient credit cards. The pleasure I received was usually very short-lived. Now I am satisfied with the Lord and commercials don’t have the same effect on me as they once did. His peace and joy are natural benefits of abiding in fellowship with Him. They spring forth like a continual stream of fresh water, bubbling up from within. Whenever I am experiencing any form of stress, anxiety or discontent, I realize quickly that I have been distracted from my conscious awareness of God’s presence. All I have to do, regardless of the noise and chatter around me, is to be still inwardly and refocus my attention towards Him and the river of life starts flowing again. I thank God for removing the blindfold that hid the simplicity of His presence for so many, many years.