March 27, 2014

Daughter of River and Rufus

Blessed are those whose strength is in You.  When they walk through the valley of weeping it will become a place of springs where pools of blessing and refreshment gather.  They go from strength to strength.   Psalm 84:5-7 

...light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday.

The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.   You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail!  Isaiah 58:10,11 

He makes springs pour water into the ravines and flow between the mountains. 

They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 

The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.

...the earth is satisfied by the fruit of His work.

How many are Your works, O Lord!

In wisdom You made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures.    Psalm 104:10-13,24 

Whoever believes in Me, Jesus said, springs of living water will flow from within them.  By this he meant the Spirit. John 7:37, 38

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.  Gal 5:22,23 

...Indeed, the water I give you will become in you a spring of water welling up to eternal life.  John 4:14 

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;

say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come.

Then...water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

The redeemed will walk there. The ransomed of the Lord will return. 

They will enter with singing; Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow and sighing will flee away.   Isaiah 35:3,4,6,7,10 

He will lead them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Rev. 7:17