Streams of Water

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As the deer pants for streams of

water,

so my soul pants for you, O God.

Psalm 42:1 NIV

It is God who arms me with strength

and makes my way perfect.  

He makes my feet like the feet of a

deer;

he enables me to stand on the

heights.

Psalm 18:32-33 NIV

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Streams of Water

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Draw me near

closer to your heart

that I may drink

streams of living water

that quench these lips

so parched

Too often I run on paths

not your own

stumbling

faint of heart

further and further

from home

But you wait

knowing that with each step

my longing will have grown

and brought me back

to You

where I’m loved

and fully known.

Wendy/2013

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There is no other Well of water that can truly and deeply satisfy the human heart.  Often I get distracted by the pretty pleasures of life… simple things that satisfy only briefly and leave me empty and longing for his peace.  Good stuff is only good when it is enjoyed in balance – otherwise we stumble instead of  “standing on heights”.

I love the grace of God.  He calls us gently back to his path and provides “streams of water” through the Bible.  And his love for us is so perfect that if we ignore the whispers of his Word; He allows the hunting hounds of adversity to chase us back home to him. Not because He wants to shame us; but because He wants to hold us close.

He wants our walk to reflect his glory.  In the dark woods of this world He desires lanterns burning with his oil to light the way for others to see and seek him. It does not bring him pleasure to see any fall prey to the enemy. His desire is to save – the enemy’s desire is to destroy.

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Dear Father,

Thank you for daily inviting me to drink from your “streams of water”.  I rejoice in this honor and gift. Remind me continually that it is not about me – it’s about your kingdom.  May my life reflect your glory. Enable me to “stand on heights” so that the lantern of my life burns with the oil of gladness. Use my life for good so that I may not cause others to stumble. Make “my feet like the feet of the deer”.  You are so good!  I can’t wait to hug You, Father!

Lost  in  your love,

a found fawn

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Thank you to Heidi who so kindly and generously allowed me to use these pictures that she took.  I love both her poetry and photography.  Bless yourself by visiting her blog.  Click on the word blog in the previous sentence for the link staight there.

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Streams of Water Blessings ~ Wendy

Thank you to all of my friends who have joined me here on this new blog.  It already feels like family here! xo

PS – What is your favorite Bible verse, lately, that is quenching your thirst?

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23 thoughts on “Streams of Water

  1. I always have many, but this thought has risen this week and I revel in it:
    25 But I know that my defender lives,
    and afterwards, he will rise on the earth.
    26 Even after my skin has been stripped off my body,
    I will see God in my own flesh.
    27 I will see him with my own eyes,
    not with someone else’s.
    My heart fails inside me! (Job 19:25-27 GW)

    • “I will see him with my own eyes, not someone else’s.” is really powerful! Although we are blessed now, too, for believing without actually seeing him yet…

      Thank you for sharing some verses!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy 🙂

  2. Beautiful Scriptures, poetry, and prayer, Wendy… There is nothing that satisfies a soul like He does. I woke up the other day with reciting Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” …. I am also memorizing John 15:1-7 … Thanks for pointing us to the Lord and His Word.

    • Thank you, Heidi, for your verses! The vine and the branches always catches my attention since I love to garden. I can’t help but think of those verses during pruning time… I hacked off a wimpy looking lilac bush that was not getting enough light last year. The tree shading it had just been removed too, and today I saw flower buds forming on it. I love lilacs! It was worth it to get the spindly growth removed. I am not as patient as that lilac about being pruned…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    • Melody, I have always liked the saying that, “We’re just beggars showing other beggars where we found the bread.”

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  3. I love your new site, Wendy. There is such a beautiful feeling about it. And I have been thinking a lot about the very subject of ‘living water’. I feel that we can only give out living water to others if we have first received it ourselves. You so obviously have. The water of life flows through your veins and emanates from your heart. May God bless your new endeavour, dear friend.

    • Lizzie, your words are so kind and encouraging! Thank you! I’m glad that you can sense the difference between the blogs. I wanted so much to have a more sacred feel to this one. I love doing my other blog – but I also wanted a more serious and quiet place too. I’m so glad to see you here.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  4. I have many scriptures but Romans 9:16 really stands out for me right now, (it’s not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth but of the Lord that showeth mercy!) Thanks Wendy for such lovely poems and prayers that makes the heart grow fonder! Sometimes I wish to see His face but that would be until several years yet! I feel Him though, here and now when I read your poems and feel your prayers!!
    Much love always. 🙂

    • Thank you, Seyi, so much for sharing a verse! Romans 9:16 is wonderful for reminding us that our salvation is because of His mercy and not of our own doing. It also gives reassurance that He will continue what He has started is us; since He is perfect and therefore not a quitter! 🙂

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  5. What a beautiful peaceful safe place for us to come, Wendy! I loved the poems / devotional / prayer .. .and the photos too! One verse that speaks to me often is Micah 6:8 . ..especially the ‘love mercy’ part. 🙂 Thank you and God bless you!

    • Debbie, thank you for sharing Micah 6:8. I just looked it up and then I recognized it. If we truly “love mercy” it means we will apply it to those around us. You’ve got me thinking about a new poem now – thank you! 🙂

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  6. High Wendy, I enjoyed your poem on Psalm 42. May i use it at my church? I would like to have it read as part of our song time in our worship service. I am at Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield Ohio. Crossroadswired.com is our website.

    Thanks

    • Thank you so much for asking permission first. Yes, I’d be honored for you to use it as part of a worship service. Just credit to Wendy Macdonald (also known as ‘greenightlady’ on the internet). Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

      • Thank you so much and God bless you also. We will be using it in our Palm Sunday services April 12th. We post all of our services on line, so you could view it on our Website if you would like..

        milo

      • Thank you for sharing the website with me. I was very touched and encouraged to hear my poem read so graciously in your worship service. My daughter has written music for it and turned it into a song. I’d forgotten about this poem — thank you for reminding me. It has been a desire of mine to see my teen daughter write worship music. Her piano teacher was pleased to hear that she had too.

        Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  7. Thank you for this link. I do believe that balance is lacking on my end right now. We were so caught up with the remodel that it sort of took over and it’s still going on as we decorate and get furniture. I need to focus more on the feeling that I get here which is one of home and not just house. Being in the brain too much isn’t conducive to creating a pathway to God, at least in my case. 🙂

    • Laura, I think everyone has their vulnerable areas where it’s easy to drift from an intimate walk with God. I know I sure have lots of them. I keep reminding myself to have dates with the Lord, and I leave the rest with Him because He’s promised to finish the renovations on me that He started. It’s a lifelong project–for sure. 😉 Hugs.

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