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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