May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, LORD
my Rock and my Redeemer.
I heard the spirit of the Lord say “Take hold of your inheritance, for I am strengthening your grip.” I then saw a vision of someone cleaning branches, leaves and junk from a large swimming pool with a large net, and I heard the spirit of the Lord say, “I never called you to clean the pool but to fill the pool with the living water which comes from the presence of my Spirit.” I then saw many people coming to the pool to partake of it’s goodness and I was reminded of when Jesus was traveling from Judea to Galilee and had to go through a Samaritan Village on the way, tired from a long walk he stopped at a well to rest. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, Please give me a drink. He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy food. The woman was surprised, for Jews refused to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, Why would a Jew ask a Samaritan woman for water? Jesus replied, If you only knew who I am and the gift that God wants to give you, you would ask me for a drink and I would give you living water. John 4:4-26 When the Holy Spirit is received by a spiritually hungry person it will pour out of them like a river. Anyone who believes in me may come and drink so that rivers of living water will flow from his heart. John 7:38
God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them male and female. God formed Adam from the dust of the earth, He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 1:27-2:7 Because Adam was created in the image of God and God breathed his own breath into Adam, his only identity was in God, until he lost his identity when he ate of the forbidden fruit. We are living in a world of lost identity. Everywhere you look people are trying to find themselves in a fallen world. Some may embrace religion, achievement, status, education or family, while others embrace hardships such as hatred, fear, sickness, abuse and poverty. Many times in life we tend to gravitate to the familiar place we have grown accustomed to, because it’s all we have ever known and it becomes a part of who we are.
We need to come to the realization that our true identity is in Christ. Jesus came so he could get his life back into us. A thief has only one thing in mind, he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect, life in its fullness until you overflow! John 10:10 We need to pursue him so that we can be transformed by him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 As we become like him, we see like he sees and we live like he lived.
Start filling the pool of your spirit with living water rather than remaining in the mindset of cleaning the pool, because he is strengthening your grip. Take hold of your inheritance as a child of the most high God (to be like him, so that others will see Christ in you.) You are the salt of the earth but what good is salt if it has lost it’s flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled under foot as worthless. Matthew 5:13-14
There is nothing in the heart of God for you, that you do not have access to. Because you have access to his heart. Everything God had in store for you since the beginning of time was birthed in his heart for you. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the Lord; I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds. Then he says, I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds. And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices. And so dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:16-25