Psalm 119:17:24 ~ the Hebrew alphabet letter for this section is “Gimel” which speaks of One who is dependable, strong and reliable.
The Word of God is reliable. It is strong, dependable and trustworthy. It is our only enduring strength as well as the only unchanging constant we can forever depend upon.
When we are fearful, focusing on the negative the Lord will scoop us up and carry us in His strong arms to drink from His fountain of Life. We will relax and lean into His strength.
The Word of God is likened to a River of Life, full of delightful unknowns. It is as we drink at the fountain of Life that we are sustained for the task at hand. Any task. A task that feels like it may be too difficult, too dark, too discouraging. We may want to shy away and wish we could flee from the circumstances. Be somewhere, anywhere than having to be right where we are with the reality of life’s difficulties wanting to blindside us. Ready to blindside us if we aren’t prepared.
Ever had that feeling, that experience of not wanting to face what the future may hold according to financial reports, medical reports, economic reports? As Christians, believers in our Almighty God we must only hear of these things with our ears and then quickly make a decision to run to the Fountain of Life where sustenance for the task at hand is given to us as we drink.
While we are bending low at the Fountain our ears can hear a Voice, can feel the breath of our Beloved’s upon us. Our hearts pound and we know that He so desires that we find comfort in His presence and that we cease from our own labor and enter into the rest He is offering.
We are one with Him! Therefore, what He is, so are we in this world, and this becomes experiential reality as His Word unfurls like a petal in the light He has shone in our hearts.
When we know that we are desperate and need Him to help us, deliver us, walk with us through our fires and floods, He hears us when we cry and answers. Oh, that our eyes would be open so that we might behold wonderful things from God’s Word, things too lofty for our minds to understand but that we perceive deep within our spirits. May we see with eyes of faith, may we find great refreshing at the Fountain of Life.
Will we allow the Spirit of God to pour Himself into us? Will we allow ourselves to open fully to receive Him fully? Will we even allow everything in our minds, wills and emotions that do not line up with His Word to be crushed, cast aside and considered worthless?
As we bathe in the presence of the Holy Spirit and welcome His cleansing by the washing of the Water of the Word, in the midst of our darkest and difficult times, we shall rise up strong, victorious warriors who show forth in our lives rich qualities of reliability, consistency, strength and dependability.
God’s Word becomes the joy and delight of our hearts, we recognize His guidance and counsel and all fear is driven out and we are able to rest in the capable hands of our Father. We are strengthened and supported as we walk the path that is before us to walk. The Word becomes, as it were, our mode of transportation to get where we are destined. Just as a camel’s master leads him to drink before and along a journey, so our Divine Master holds out His Word for us to drink to prepare us for our journey into our destiny. That Word, as we travel will go down into the deepest parts of us and bring the Water of Life to our souls.
We become sensitive to the Master nudging us to draw aside and sit with Him for awhile, to rest and be refreshed in preparation for a more treacherous climb that He knows is ahead.
Oh the joy we know as He so tenderly speaks!
“I have many places to take you, many sights for you to see. You will look at them and see, not with your natural eyes, nor even with the eyes of faith. You will see with supernatural vision, and in that level of seeing you will perceive My plans and My purposes for that situation. When you give your heart completely to Me, I hold it here, in the palm of My hand. Everything there is open for My inspection and receives My stamp of approval.
Drink often from My Fountain, Beloved, drink deeply so that the water of Life can course through every cell of your being, washing, cleansing, that Love may arise out of the darkness and cover you with the light of My glory.
There in that secret place shall I protect you, provide for you and reveal My secrets to you. So drink deeply, Beloved Child; each drop gives Life, each drop brings forth greater light. Drink, Beloved, drink of the waters of purity, wisdom, righteousness and the knowledge of God. Here at the well you are as low as you can be, but in My Kingdom I honor your desire and willingness to live a life of humility and to lay your life down before man to surrender fully to Me.
So come, Child, come and lie low before Me. Drink and see me with the eyes of your heart as I work in you, fashioning and making you fit and useful for the Master’s Kingdom work. It is My great pleasure to do thus.
Hold fast to the Word of Life. Hold fast to Truth and surely you shall be kept. Yes! Go forth with joy in your dependence upon My mighty Word. I shall not fail you or disappoint you. I shall rejoice over you and share My joy with you, thus strengthening you in the continuation of your journey. By My side and in My heart you shall ever be. My eye is upon you and shall ever guide you, My words shall encourage and keep you as they run like water, refreshing your soul.
Can you hear Him speak to your heart? Are you learning how to have ears that hear?