My Soul Thirsts
Have you ever seen one of those sponges that when they come in the package they are flat and hard; till you wet them, and then they puff up twice the height with the water? That sponge is the way that I felt recently. I had gone through such a dry spell that I literally felt as though I’d been compressed and dried up. The Lord had shut my mouth where I was unable to say or do anything. I say it was the Lord because I felt Him love me all the way through the experience.
He showed me how much He loved me and that my worth was not in what I did for Him, but simply that He loved me. I’m secure in that. Safe as His possession. I am His and He is mine.
The Lord recently opened the door for me to return to the church where I’d gone after my marriage to Tony; which brought me to Texas. When I did, it was like the Lord poured His oil of joy on me, and I was saturated by peace. I can scarcely contain or explain what I experienced.
The freedom that I’d once known and thought was lost was restored to me. As I drove home that day I danced in my heart, I floated in the car. (If you’ve ever experienced a joy like this, you know what I mean).
When I was a young girl I had a horse and when I would let her out of the pen for her to graze in the pasture, she would run out, kick up her heels, buck, snort and toss her head about, because she'd been freed from her confinement. That's the way I felt that day, free!!!!! The Word, held in for so long, came bubbling out.
When I read this Word, I could literally see that God had poured out His Spirit on me and like that sponge I was made alive again; revived by the living water. In the King James Version it says that He restoreth my soul. Restore in the Hebrew means to bring back home again, recover, refresh, relieve, return, reverse, reward. It could mean that one repents, but what I heard the Lord say to me through this scripture was that He'd brought refreshing liberty to me, that literally quenched my thirsty soul.
Were the steps I'd taken wrong? Not necessarily, but He did use this time to draw me even closer to His side.
In His Love
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