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Dry and Thirsty

For a while now I have been dry and thirsty. I had pushed myself away from the Lord. I have let my desires take precedence over His desires. I have not been praying and communicating with my Heavenly Father as much as I should. I have realized the need that I have for God. He is the one that my strength comes from. He is the only on that can satisfied this thirst that I have. He wants to be my everything. In John 4:14 Jesus tells me and He tells you, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

I am still a young Christian; I was saved in the early part of September of 2001 and baptized on September 30th. Even though I am a Christian, I am not perfect and will never be perfect. The only man/person that has ever walked this great earth with out committing a sin was Jesus Christ. But, I am righteous and holy because He is righteous and holy. He died so that I might live; He died so that you might live. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” [Romans 5:8].

My prayer is that I will dive into the Word more and more each day and pay more attention to what the Holy Spirit has to say to me. If I would stop talking and just start listening more to what God has to say, then I would be much better off. The Church today has that same problem. They try to solve their problems with their own earthly solutions. However, their “solutions” just make things worse. Jesus tells us “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]. If you are burdened because of your past or whatever your situation may be, give it to God. Say, “Lord here I am with my burdens. I give them all to you. Vindicate me O God” If you will do this and have faith that He will take your pains and worries, then you will truly have peace.

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“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” [Psalms 9:9-10].

Two passages that caught my attention

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Corinthians 3:17

8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,

..Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth…

11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, ..Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!.. 13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, ..To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!.. 14 And the four living creatures said, ..Amen!.. and the elders fell down and worshiped. -Revelation 5:8-14

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For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. -Romans 5:8
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. -Romans 3:23

As it is written:None is righteous, no, not one. -Romans 3:10
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 6:23
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. -John 1:12
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. -1 Chorinthians 15:3-4
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him. -Revelation 3:20a
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. -Romans 10:13