Great Plains Daily Devotional for 3/18/2020

Today please be in prayer for

Wayne Stephens
Protection UMC
Dodge City District
Elizabeth Winger Young
Satanta UMC
Dodge City District
Wesley Young
Satanta UMC
Dodge City District
Larry Danforth
Scott City: First UMC
Dodge City District

Today's Lectionary Text

John 7:37-39 

On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Today's Devotional

Once I was working with the Federal Electric Company up on the mountains in Mexico. I was with a crew of workers in a new project to bring electricity through the mountains between two states. We were putting up those big steel transmission towers for high power lines. One afternoon we were walking for a few miles amid the pine trees and I became thirsty. Suddenly, I saw a spring of water coming out from the rocks. I still can feel the fresh water I drank that moment. It tasted so good that I just sat there and enjoyed that cool water several minutes. Then it came to my mind the words of this biblical passage. It was such a refreshing experience.

Jesus was inviting to all the people gathered outside the temple in Jerusalem to come and to believe in him during the Festival of Booths. He offered them to drink the living waters of the Spirit. “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me,” He said. He keeps inviting to drink the living water he offers to those who believe in him. When you are thirsty because other drinks the world offers you, but with no satisfaction at all for you, come to Jesus and drink the living water you really need. He alone can fill you up with the Holy Spirit. I won’t forget the day when he did it to me. Indeed, I felt the Spirit flowing within me like rivers of living water. The fullness of the Holy Spirit is a supernatural experience that will satisfy your spiritual thirst. Believe in Jesus and he will give you living water today.
-Rev. Jaime Farias
Dakota City & Home UMC's

jfarias@greatplainsumc.org

Prayer for Reflection

We are so thirsty today, Lord Jesus, we cannot find satisfaction in this world’s waters. They are so polluted and impure by the sinful pleasures. We come to you with faith praying for the Holy Spirit’s living water. Make the rivers of Your spirit flow within us and satisfy our soul. Amen.
 

 

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