"There’s a natural spring that rises on the east side of the city of Jerusalem. In ancient times it was the city’s only water supply and was located outside the walls. Thus it was the point of Jerusalem’s greatest vulnerability. The exposed spring meant that the city, otherwise impenetrable, could be forced to surrender if an attacker were to divert or dam the spring.
King Hezekiah addressed this weakness by driving a tunnel through 1,750 feet of solid rock from the spring into the city where it flowed into the “Lower Pool” (see 2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:2–4). But in all of this, Hezekiah “did not look to the One who made it, or have regard for the One who planned it long ago” (Isaiah 22:11). Planned what?
God Himself “planned” the city of Jerusalem in such a way that its water supply was unprotected. The spring outside the wall was a constant reminder that the inhabitants of the city must depend solely on Him for their salvation.
Can it be that our deficiencies exist for our good? Indeed, the apostle Paul said that he would “boast” in his limitations, because it was through weakness that the beauty and power of Jesus was seen in him (2 Corinthians 12:9–10). Can we then regard each limitation as a gift that reveals God as our strength?" Our Daily Bread for December 31st 2019
There are promises of God. Some may regard them as unfair. Or even limiting our choices. No...consider how you decide what is truth. You are not trying to consider if you are not sifting the information in front of you. God has said He has indeed put information in front of all mankind. Including the tribed on this world that have never seen technology or any advanced form of civilization. They will see it in their own way. In your life it's the same. God WILL show you truth, but as Scripture says it, it's up to you to accept it.
Believing people are indeed everywhere. Unfortunately like Scripture points out even Demons believe, and shudder. They have the fortitude to at least shudder at the power and magnitude of God. Humans, not so much. Believing doesn't get you very far. Trusting is necessary. Believing and trusting is like water. You can see it. You can't taste it, but you know it's there. You know it can quench your thirst. Here we are again with quench and thirst.
God has something in mind for many people with today's blog. It doesn't even seem to flow even to me. But as a man once shared about another man who had been resisting coming to Christ, sometimes it's only a missing piece that is needed to say yes to Jesus and open the door.
We all have limits in our lives. Not one person who has ever lived has had a perfect life. Not even Jesus? Do you consider a life where Satan is actively trying to kill you a perfect life? Do you consider how much evil was trying to beat Him into submission a sign of a perfect life? Being God and man, He knew the heart of every man and woman He met. How perfect do you think it was to know that much about every single person you would encounter?
His death was hardly a sign of a perfect life. His Resurrection certainly was though.
You will never find perfection in this life. We live in a sin cursed world. There is no climate change happening. There is preparations being made for one event.
The return of Christ.
The world, though sin cursed, obeys Jesus. It's making itself ready for the events in Revelation, Ezekiel, Daniel and other parts of the Bible.
The promise of His coming is the most important of promises. Because it applies to both believers and unbelievers. Both will immediately know He kept it.
Those in rebellion throughout the book of Revelation KNOW. Yet they choose their path.
You're hungering and thirsting. We all are. Putting your finger on the what is the problem.
What are you hungering and thirsting for?
Jesus spoke of a perfect peace. Not as the world sees it but as He offers it. The woman at the well understood it after meeting with Jesus. You too can understand it if only you would open the door of your heart and let Jesus in.
Quit searching for things in this world to fill that thirst. Joy is found in this life but often is short lived. Joy in Jesus is for eternity. It promises never to run out.
Think today on this last day of 2019. After midnight this year will be no more. After this moment of reading this, that moment will be no more.
God brought you to reading this blog because He knew you needed to read it.
Jesus loves you. He doesn't want a life separate from you. It's you who chooses a life separate from Him.
Come to Christ today. Open your heart today. Quench your thirst today.