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Streams in the Desert – September 23

Streams in the Desert – September 23

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (John 7: 38) Some of us are troubled, wondering why the Holy Spirit doesn’t fill us. The problem is that we have plenty coming in but we are not giving out to others....

Streams in the Desert – September 22

Streams in the Desert – September 22

Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. (Luke 22: 31– 32) Our faith is the center of the target God aims at when He tests us, and if any gift escapes untested, it certainly will not be our faith. There is...

Streams in the Desert – September 21

Streams in the Desert – September 21

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3: 8) The autumn season we are now entering is one of cornfields ripe for harvest, of the cheerful song of those who reap the crops, and of gathered and...

Streams in the Desert – September 20

Streams in the Desert – September 20

Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? (John 11: 40) Mary and Martha could not understand what their Lord was doing. Each of them had said to Him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (vv. 21, 32). And behind...

Streams in the Desert – September 19

Streams in the Desert – September 19

My Father is the gardener. (John 15: 1) It is a comforting thought that trouble, in whatever form it comes to us, is a heavenly messenger that brings us something from God. Outwardly it may appear painful or even destructive, but inwardly its spiritual work produces...

Streams in the Desert – September 18

Streams in the Desert – September 18

Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29: 18 KJV) Waiting upon God is vital in order to see Him and receive a vision from Him. And the amount of time spent before Him is also critical, for our hearts are like a photographer’s film— the longer exposed,...

Streams in the Desert – September 17

Streams in the Desert – September 17

He is the Lord; let him do what is good in his eyes. (1 Samuel 3: 18) If I see God in everything, He will calm and color everything I see! Perhaps the circumstances causing my sorrows will not be removed and my situation will remain the same, but if Christ is brought...

Streams in the Desert – September 16

Streams in the Desert – September 16

Hide in the Kerith Ravine. (1 Kings 17: 3) God’s servants must be taught the value of the hidden side of life. The person who is to serve in a lofty place before others must also assume a lowly place before his God. We should not be surprised if God occasionally says...

Streams in the Desert – September 15

Streams in the Desert – September 15

Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. (Song of Songs 4: 16) Some of the spices and plants mentioned in verse 14 of the above chapter are very descriptive and symbolic. The juice of the aloe plant has a bitter...

Streams in the Desert – September 14

Streams in the Desert – September 14

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Mark 8: 34) The cross that my Lord calls me to carry may assume many different shapes. I may have to be content with mundane tasks in a limited area of service, when I may...