the one who thirsts.

this blog is dedicated to the Living God.

I am but a stranger in this world. [1 Chronicles 29:15]

Revelation 21:6--"Then He said to me, 'It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to THE ONE WHO THIRSTS from the spring of the water of life without cost.'"

Psalm 35:11-14

11 Malicious and unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.

12 They reward me evil for good to my personal bereavement.

13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting, and I prayed with head bowed on my breast.

14 I behaved as if grieving for my friend or my brother; I bowed down in sorrow, as one who bewails his mother.

Lord, may I treat my enemies in this fashion. May I love because you have first loved me. 

Luke 7:1-9

 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”

I read this story today and it blew me away. My mind tends to go all topsy curvy with stuff like this but try to follow my train of thought (if you can’t, no fault with you, I am probably just being confusing and ridiculous). But when I read that last verse I was thinking, I want that faith. That faith that is the greatest in the land, the faith that believes that God can work miracles, and that God can change lives. 

You see, sometimes this is cemented in my mind, but too often it wanders and I do not focus on it. At the center of a relationship is the fact the Jesus changes lives. As a Christian you  must know this because He changed yours. 

I believe this is true! And I am gonna start acting like it. I need to. It is vital to my life-giving relationship with Jesus. He changed my life, I know He can do so much. I am challenging myself to pray for those in my life that do not yet know Him, and those I am to meet in this next month, that they may begin to know Him. He has that power. The power to lift a life out of Hell and into eternal peace.  I need to believe that and ACT LIKE I DO. And so do you. 

This may have been all over the place, but even in the midst of my sin and shame this is what the Lord has taught me. 

God bless. Praise the Lord for His mercies are new everyday. 

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

—Luke 6:45

But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

—Luke 6:27-28

And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?”

Luke 6:9.

A: Do good. 

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you have planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 40:4-5 (via taleofavagabond)