God wants you to speak to him, with a heart that seeks him, and wants to know him more. He does not want some ritualist repitition. He also wants you to know him. The Bible tells us all that we need to know about him. Meditate on his word and tell him what’s on your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide and teach you.
There are two religious paths you can take. The way of the law and works that lead to destruction, or the way of life, through Jesus by faith in his perfect life of sacrifice and his resurrection, that leads to everlasting life. There is nothing he cannot over, if you surrender your life to him! Is this not good new, if you are suffering? He cares for his sheep, and leads them to green pastures. If you are lost, seek him and he will find you. Jesus is his name and there is no other.
But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink! This is wisdom from God, not man. Romans also says, do not return evil for evil. I still struggle with this, but this is not optional, but a command. We are all a work in progress.
Lord, your Word brings springs of Living Water, to those who come and drink from it. May we come regularly that we may have life, both now and forever. You give us life.
Through Jesus, he gives us Living Waters. Just like we need water to keep us alive, we need this spiritual living water, to live.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? Psalms 42:2 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/psa.42.2.NASB
Comment from John Macarthur Study Bible:
† 4: 10 living water. The OT is the background for this term, which has important metaphorical significance. In Jer 2: 13 , Yahweh decries the disobedient Jews for rejecting Him, the “fountain of living waters.” The OT prophets looked forward to a time when “living waters will flow out of Jerusalem” ( Eze 47: 9 ; Zec 14: 8 ). The OT metaphor spoke of the knowledge of God and His grace which provides cleansing, spiritual life, and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit (cf. Is 1: 16– 18 ; 12: 3 ; 44: 3 ; Eze 36: 25– 27 ). John applies these themes to Jesus Christ as the living water which is symbolic of eternal life mediated by the Holy Spirit
If you are a Blessed recipient, how about an Amen!
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
Psalms 119:2 NASB
All we need, both physically and spiritually, can be found in Jesus. This quote was taken from Deuteronomy 8:3, and was used when Jesus was speaking to Satan while being tempted.
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘ man shall not live on bread alone , but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God .'”
Matthew 4:4 NASB
Are you in despair and struggling through something? Have you lost hope, are you going through the valley of the shadow of death? Fear not and do not lose hope. Open your bible and read the whole Psalm. See how the Psalmist, talks to God and himself as he struggles through this difficult time. You are not alone. This life is full of trials that will either break you, or draw you closet to God. I pray it is the latter for you you today. Please feel free to share you requests for prayer, or your praises in the midst of your trials. Would love to lift you up in prayer, or sing praise of joy with you. God Bless.
Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
Psalm 42:11 MSG
Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
COLOSSIANS 4:2 NASB