…a river whose streams shall make glad

When I wake, I wake up very little. I wake up with my world feeling literally like the energy and the franetic-ness  of Times Square in NYC.

And each morning I need to have God ‘make me lie down’ and He brings me to ‘green pastures’, but today to a river… He illuminated a verse I have always loved, Ps. 46:1.  “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God…”

(Woke up feeling my life was  like a bustling city),but ‘there is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God’, so I read on: “The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High God is in the midst of her;”

The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High God was in the midst of the children of Israel, and THAT is where God dwelt THEN, and today the Bible says that those who believe on Him that the Father has sent, (yes, that ‘Him’ is Jesus), that WE are the Temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in us.  (1Cor. 3:16.)

Jesus declared,”If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink and out of his innermost being shall gush forth torrents of living water.” (John 7:37,38)  But wait, why are we so thirsty Lord? Fill me Lord, Fill us Lord with Your Holy Spirit! How we need a filling of the ‘river whose streams make glad the city of God. (vs 5)”God is in the midst of her; She shall not be moved.”

So, in the morning when we rise, Lord, transport us from the chaos of our thoughts and cause us to hear Your lovingkindness , to  hear You speak, “Come to the waters and drink, for there is a river…God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”

Jesus is saying to me, personally, today, “Toni, do you believe?   That ‘there is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,  (and that) God is in the midst of her;  she shall not be moved;    God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”

Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into  the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah…There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.  Selah…(Psalm 46:1-7).

Perhaps one moment at a time, I can choose to live by faith and not by sight, because God, ‘there is a river whose streams shall make glad…’ and I’ve got a ‘river of life’ flowing out of me – “The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…(Ps. 46:11). ‘Spring up O well, and fill my soul. Spring up O well, and make me whole…’

Advertisements

Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s