THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Pastor Tom awakened Sunday morning feeling ill.
His wife looked in the drawer, and got what she thought was a thermometer to check his temperature.
When she took it out of his mouth, it said, "DRY AND WINDY!"
She had used a barometer by mistake!
1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:
my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
Do you ever feel "dry" in your spiritual life?
As the song says, sometimes we're "up on the mountain," and sometimes we're "down in the valley."
When we're "up on the mountain" we are filled and content.
When we're "down in the valley" we are dry and in need of God's personal closeness.
There are many reasons why we sometimes have "dry spells" in our faith.
Perhaps we have grown too independent, trying to accomplish things in our own power.
Perhaps difficult circumstances have surrounded us.
Perhaps we have become so involved in the activities of religion that we have forgotten to maintain our personal relationship with God.
But when our soul comes to "a dry and thirsty land," we need to "seek" God!
He is "living water"! (Johh 4:10)
I remember a crusade we were having here in Columbia.
Bro. Joe Senn was preaching one night.
There was a lady on the side, "signing" for those who couldn't hear.
All of a sudden, Bro. Joe stopped.
He looked at the lady and asked, "Would you please show me the international sign of complete surrender?"
The lady held both arms straight up in the air!
When you find yourself in "the wilderness" of a "dry and thirsty" time, REMEMBER!
Remember where God first found you.
You were down on your knees in total surrender, pleading for His forgiveness!
It was there you threw up your hands in complete surrender.
It was then and there that you found "living water!"
"Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts..." (Mal 3:7).