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Extinguish My Drought, Lord

The Watered Soul: Extinguish My Drought, Lord

Jun 9, 2010

Extinguish My Drought, Lord


For I will give you abundant water to quench your thirst and to moisten your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children. They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on riverbanks.
Isaiah 44:3-4 is a scripture I've been meditating on and praying over my extended family for the past few days. Thirst has been a recurring theme for me this year.

At times, I've been guilty of using substitute sources in an attempt to quench my thirsty soul. For there are many to choose. But despite the initial happiness they bring, the satisfaction is only momentary. Thus I need the Lord to send His water as promised. Being who He is, God doesn't give a little but sends an abundance of water to not only me but also to moisten my fields.

On first reading, one may be tempted to overlook the phrase, moisten your parched fields since many of us don't have natural fields. However, the phrase is still very relevant to us today. It was in the fields were one worked, gathered food for their families and ministered to needy by leaving portions of the field for them to glean from. The field is place of activity and expected productivity. No farmer plows, plants, and waters without the expectation of reaping a harvest. Yet, when we are dry spiritually, the activities we're involved in become laborious and yield little lasting produce. We find ourselves going through the motions, while our jobs, family time, and ministry endeavors have become lifeless. The good news is that it doesn't have to stay that way. Simply go back to the real Source for a fresh drink.

Today, I extend my prayers to each of you. May every substitute water source be displaced in your lives. Thus making room for the authentic thirst quencher. I pray that every dry place would be filled to the overflow with His presence. May His Spirit and blessings be on you and your family. In Jesus Name. 


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29 Comments:

At June 9, 2010 at 5:32 AM , Blogger Denise said...

I pray the same over you dear sis.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 5:58 AM , Blogger Joan said...

Wanda - my post today is about being thirsty also, and clinging to Jesus who is the life giving water.

May we always cling to Him so that we can reap a bountiful harvest for His kingdom.

Blessings,
Joan

 
At June 9, 2010 at 6:08 AM , Blogger lori said...

Wanda,

I love the analogy of "pouring out." I often imagine it...I find myself comforted and challenged by Isaiah, and it's one of my favorite books!

Loved this!
peace,
lori

 
At June 9, 2010 at 6:26 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A lovely post Wanda such a pleasure to read.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 6:52 AM , Blogger Will Burke said...

Dry times are natural, or else, how would we know when we've been filled? Jesus wouldn't allow tabernacles to be built on the mountain top.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 6:58 AM , Blogger GlowinGirl said...

God is so good to allow us to continue to thirst until we fill up with Him! May He fill up all those parched places in all of us. Blessings to you, friend!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Great post, Wanda! I love this scripture promise and pray it over my family, too...

 
At June 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Angie said...

Great post! I receive that prayer. You have no idea how timely it was for me this morning. God bless you.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:21 AM , Blogger SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

Beautiful. No alternative sources, just THE SOURCE of Life in our lives!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:36 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Amen! Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water." - John 4:10

May we cling to You, Lord, our source of life.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Mystiqua K said...

Happy WFW Wanda!!!

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At June 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Carrie said...

Great post, Wanda! I've been guilty of using other sources to quench my thirsts, too, but they never satisfy, do they?

Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Bev said...

thank you for your inspirational post...god IS the source for quenching our thirst...nothing else can satisfy...

 
At June 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Amydeanne said...

praying that prayer for my friends and myself as well!! thanks!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Daughter of the KING said...

Thanks for the beautiful prayer. I accept it in faith. and echo as well "moisten my parched fields, Lord as I quench my thirst in You"

 
At June 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Beth in NC said...

What a wonderful post Wanda. And I am DEFINITELY guilty of going to other sources for nourishment sometimes. I love the prayer. Amen!

Bless you!
Beth

 
At June 9, 2010 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

What wonderful verses and great thoughts to go with them. Thanks for sharing.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Mary said...

Wonderful post. I am drinking often from the authentic thirst quencher! Bless you dear girl.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 4:22 PM , Blogger Brian the old man said...

Beautiful sentiment, it truly is a great verse to meditate with. I'm glad you were able to find your way back to my blog and Thank you for following. Peace be with you.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM , Blogger Missie said...

beautiful WFW!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Wanda, what a blessing to read. Thank you.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM , Blogger hip chick said...

All day long today I have seen verses about God giving me water to quench my thirst. I've seen it here on blogs, both WFW posts and other blogs, I've seen it in my daily verse calendar, I have literally seen it about a dozen times today.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

A wonderful promise to us ~ Blessings ~

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

WOW, Wanda - this is so powerful, and a reminder I so needed. So glad I stopped by today. Happy WFW!

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

love your post

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM , Blogger LauraLee Shaw said...

Yes, a prayer of my heart.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 8:40 PM , Blogger Bud Ezekiel H. said...

loved the scripture and your post, Wanda.

 
At June 9, 2010 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Your prayer is so appreciated, and I pray for you also, that we would be able to be overcomers of, as you said, any substitute water source, and that we will indeed be filled to overflow with His presence. Thank you, Wanda!

Blessings,
Laurie

 
At June 10, 2010 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Donna said...

A wonderful and inspiring post! Thank you for the reminder that Jesus is our source for a fresh drink! May we drink from Him today!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is greatly appreciated!

 

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