Today's devotional is very special to me; I had been waiting for the right time, when the Lord would show me through confirmations to go ahead & share it. The confirmation came and from so many different directions; so now, let's get on with it. I hope you will find encouragement in it & realize the purpose to everything, especially the painful things, especially our TEARS!
Some interesting fact(s); The Human Body and it's parts consist of mostly water, the entire Body in mass, overall, consists of roughly 75 to 90% water! Water is mentioned 719 times in the Bible. In the book of Genesis, God created the earth & the waters, it is fundamentally mentioned before the light of the sun or the moon. The very last images described in the Bible are of "the river of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God in the new Jerusalem."
When the world became evil and wrought with uncleanliness, God used water as a judgement, flooding the Earth in the days of Noah. When we are born or baptised (it is in water). It's even a simple true concept that clear, clean water is more desirable than dirty. How could a raindrop discern itself when it meets the ocean or a puddle? God is in this element and this element is in us. We are vitally and intrinsically connected.
Our tears, our pain, suffering, every martyr, every sacrifice, every droplet of water shed from our eyes is collected, accounted for, corralled and flowing in Heaven! This is the River of Living Water, our tears, made pure by the Lord, cleansed by His righteousness, given to us and through us. I imagine it is impossible to be a Christian and not cry over our own shortcomings and more so, over His incredible Mercy, Sacrifice and Love for us. He breaks down our walls, softens the human heart, pressing out the tears that in turn, wash & sanctify our hearts!
The River and the Tree of LifeRev 22:1 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb,
Psalm 56:8King James BibleThou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
King James BibleRevelation 21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Jeremiah 17:1313 O Lord, the hope of Israel,All who forsake You will be put to shame.Those who turn away on earth will be written down,Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.
Cry out for joy! Worry not and surrender all you have, for God loveth us so! There is nothing you can give away which at first wasn't gifted to you.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the gift of tears, for the few that were shed out of joy and for the countless shed out of pain. Lord, to know your plans, that I am so precious, that even my tears have meaning to You, is beyond my imagination. I am teary just thinking of it & even that brings me joy! I weep for things that others scoff at, I see the calamity of future tragedy for lost souls, for mockers, also for the innocent, the hurting, the weary souls that cross my path! I understand now why I cry, I avoid it not, I welcome it; it allows me to continue, to not become consumed or hardened, to be a disciple, to care and to share. There are so many tears shed by me alone, I am sure I have a River up there named "Salvation" funded entirely by my eyes. This tells me that if you save my every tear, I know that You also hear my every prayer and will faithfully answer! I am forever Grateful and Forever your Servant! Ahoy, I surf for the Savior on the Waters of Life! Lord, I pray that you press into the hearts of all mankind; release the water of life and cleanse the hearts of men into this river. Let us pour out the world and take up the spirit! In the Mighty name of Yehushua, Our Lord and Savior AMEN
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1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint;
heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish.
How long, LORD, how long?
4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
Who praises you from the grave?
6 I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;
they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.