The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
On of the horrors of relief workers in many areas of the world as they are working to relieve hunger and starvation of those they are trying to help is to run out of food or water before all those in desperate need have gotten life saving substance Oh the feeling they must have had when they saw the long lines still waiting, when they looked into the empty faces and eyes of the men, women and most of all children who have not had anything to eat for day, even weeks. Oh the agony of not knowing if more of the desperately needs supplies would arrive in time to ward of starvation.
FLASH BACK...2000 years ago as a young woman, is approaching a well to draw water. She is alone as the other women in the village will have nothing to do with her...for she is a prostitute. As she approaches the well, she sees a young man standing there. She was surprised as he asked her for a drink. She after all was from the wrong crowd for THIS man to ask her. Why it would be like a White man asking a Black woman for water in the South in the 60's. It just was not done that way. This was no ordinary man. When she questioned him about asking her for water, he told her if she knew who he was, she would be asking him for the living water.
He recognized the need ..the thirst this woman had in her soul for the water only He could give.
My friend, are YOU thirsty today? Come to the Living Water. There is a vast supply and you will not be denied. You can find it here:
Did you come to the Living Water and then let your cup run dry? We need to refill it regularly my friend.
A Fresh Anointing with New Oil
Fill my cup Lord,
I lift it up Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul,
Bread of Heaven feed me till I
want no more fill my cup, Fill it up and make me whole.
This morning as I drove home, a little bell dinged on my dash and a little light lit up. It said "low fuel" I knew I could not go much further. I had to stop and refuel.
Yesterday, I had a more serious warn. I was running on low fuel. You see, Christians often have one of two problems. WE keep taking in and not giving out. This is sort of like the dead sea. It brings water in from the sea but it has no outlet. It does not give out. Everything died within it because it could not live. My mom use to do that. She would watch Christian TV, go to all the church services take notes like crazy, but never give it out. This is sort of like being so heavenly minded we are no earthly good. God intends for us to GIVE what we have learned. In fact we are told to teach others what we have learned....to comfort others with the comfort HE has given us.
The other problem we have as Christians, is to give without refueling. When we use a battery we drain it of it's power. In our car, it is recharged as we go. If something happens that it is not recharged, we have a dead battery. If we drain a battery too much we can warp the plates within it and the battery is no good. We burn it out. My low fuel warn light was sounding. It sounded by two sources. The Lord often confirms His message with more then one source. I have often found that when I have a problem such as this, others are too. So my friend I ask...is your "low fuel" warn light on? Are your batteries running on low? If so, come to the fueling station and be refueled.. I can assure you His fuel is the HIGHEST OCTANE and we need not worry about being able to afford to fill up...in fact we can not afford NOT TO!
Perhaps you are one of the ones that have been filling up and have not given out? If so, start today. Encourage others in THIS club when you see they need it. Encourage your neighbor or even your wife or husband. Give a SMILE instead of a frown. Ask the Lord what you can do to ease someone's burden today...and DO IT.
In closing...Lord we ask YOU right now to
Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul, bread of heaven feed me till I want no more fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.
Are you filled to overflowing? Are you GIVING this Living water to others? If not, you will soon find yourself in trouble my friend. The DEAD SEA is dead because it keeps getting and not giving out. Do not let that happen to YOU. There are so many that are dying of thirst. because they do not have this Living Water.
Look at the results when we do give this water to others:
This woman was changed by the Living Water. Others saw the change in her and came to see what...actually WHO made that change. They then wanted the Living Water also.
My friend, present yourselves an empty vessel to the Lord to full up with this LIVING WATER....water that so many desperately need...and they may never have another chance to drink...if not for YOU!
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JUNE is Domestic Violence Against Men Awareness Month