We are precious and valuable and God has a plan to manifest His goodness and kindness through what He wants to do for us in our life. It does not matter what we have done or what has been done to us, the past remains in the past according to God and we too have to let it remain in the past! God has a great future for us ~ we can have a wonderful life but we have to receive it, we have to agree and say, “That is for me.”
Jesus cried out to tell us that He has what we need ~ as referenced in today’s verse, “Now on the final and most important day of the Feast, Jesus stood, and He cried in a loud voice. If any man is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!”. What we cannot do for ourselves, God has already done for us ~ He invites us now to come and receive it, to drink it, to take it into/for ourselves. We do that by believing and trusting through faith that it is for us.
To drink is defined as “to take in or receive avidly” ~ “to receive into one’s consciousness.” Remember in John 16.24 Jesus said, “Now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete”. If we ask and receive,then our joy will be full.
How are we going to impress a depressed world if we believers are as depressed as those who are without Christ? God wants His people to show forth the glory of His kindness upon them. As we receive God’s provision, our joy will be complete, which is the way the Church is supposed to be.
Act as a receptacle for God’s blessings. We need to take in what Jesus has paid for with His own life to provide for us. We need to study the Word so that we will be sure of His promises.
Father God, here I am, Lord, pour it on as I receive the fullness of whatever your Holy Spirit has for me. Help me realize that I am precious and valuable. In your name I pray, Amen.