Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 27 - Refreshing Streams

It had been dry too long. Even our trees were showing signs of distress. The welcome rain poured and streams ran bringing the much needed refreshment.

Right where you are today God is with you. It may be in a dry place. There may be signs of distress around you. Yet God says that His Holy Spirit is in you. He can bring streams of living water flowing out from within you. You can bring refreshment into your environment. Listen to what Jesus said…

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. He was speaking of the Holy Spirit… ” (John 7:38 & 39)

Do you see yourself as God’s vessel bringing refreshment? Or do you feel as dry as some of your surroundings?

It is the Holy Spirit who works in and through us to change us and enable us to be a refreshing presence in our little corner of the world.

  • Ask Him today to help you replace negative and critical attitudes with a tolerant and grace-filled attitude.
  • Pray silently for those in your path today who are dry and distressed.
  • Take time to smile and be pleasant and courteous.
  • As you encounter difficult people and situations today, remember to quietly ask Your Heavenly Father to give you wisdom and strength.
  • Plan your own quiet time with God to be refreshed yourself.
  • Specifically ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh today right where you are.

You will be surprised at how refreshed you become as you seek to be a refreshing presence in your world.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Fill me afresh with Your Holy Spirit today. Help me to be aware of ways to bring a refreshing presence into the circumstances of my day. May I be a plus and not a minus in my interactions with others. Fill me, refresh me and flow through me today.
In Jesus’ strong name I pray, Amen.