"God is the kind of God who will be pleased with
the one thing I have to offer --
When we hope in God we glorify God as the fountain
of deep and lasting joy.
God is delighted not by the resourcefulness of
bucket brigades, but by the bending down of broken sinners to drink at the fountain of grace."
The International Bottled Water Association reports that 36 billion units of bottled water was sold in 2006. Revenue from bottled water sales in 2007 in the United States alone topped $11.7 billion according to the International Herald Tribune (the online global edition of the New York Times).
That's incredible thirst!
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
Do you thirst? In your poverty, come. Come to the fountain of grace, drink from the water of life. Pure, refreshing, cleansing, Living Water.
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the
Omega, the Beginning and the End.To him who is thirsty I will give to drink
without cost from the spring of the water of life.The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"And let him who hears say, "Come!"Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes,let him take the free gift of the water of life.
My soul thirsts for the Living God. I come Lord, with my thirst and my thanks. In Christ, my Ever-Flowing Fount, Amen.
2009 Continuing Series ~ Transference
Based on John 3:30: "Jesus must increase, I must decrease"