Don’t Settle for a Sippy Cup

13 Feb

I love the way God uses Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and whatever other app that’s out there to encourage His daughters.  The hashtag I am personally using right now is #CHOOSE.  The phrase I am using to spur my heart to gratefulness is “if you will not count your blessings Marilyn you will never be one.”  So I’m all about the quick drink of Living Water throughout my days but what I am wondering is . . .

  • If I am not careful will I find myself trying to survive on them?
  • Will I begin to believe that a pick-me-up sip of Jesus can take the place of immersing myself in Him?

I don’t think having a sweet little meme give us a nod-our-heads-click-the-share-button moment is enough to satisfy our thirst, revive our tired souls and bring life to our bones.  No, you and I will never know full refreshment apart from absolutely diving into the Living Logos, splashing around in the Holy Scriptures and drenching our hearts with the power of His Word.  Those hashtags and witty sayings are wonderful as reminders, but apart from the active muscle of the word of God they cannot strengthen, sharpen or sustain us.  They will fall short.

And what I know for certain is that the enemy loves a dry and desperate soul. He will prowl through that parched land seeking to devour and deceive us if we refuse to go to the Well that never runs dry.  The adversary of our blessed Messiah will hiss against the Will of God, the Word of God and the Worship of God in our hearts and minds every opportunity He gets.  

Our souls need the Living Water of both fresh and familiar truth flowing through them to keep the desert winds at bay.  The truth about who God is, what He does, who He makes us, and what He desires for us.  I repeat some semblance of that at every conference and I follow up with the little phrase, “you gotta know what you know.”  That little phrase has no power.  But the truth, the truth has the power to set us free . . .  from every misperception, every stronghold of unbelief and every lie we are laboring under.

“If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples.  Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31-32

No hashtag, no meme, no photo saturates our souls the way He does.  Girlfriend, enjoy all those fun things, share them on your timeline, retweet them, forward every single one to someone who needs encouragement—but don’t substitute them for the word of God.  Don’t try to quench your heart thirst with a sippy cup half-full of your heavenly reality. You find the verses to back up whatever truth that tweet or post brings to mind and at the risk of sounding indelicate, you guzzle whatever portion of the Living Water you are blessed to receive.  Be greedy for the territory God has given you on the bank of the River of Life.  Claim your inheritance of a refreshed soul and satisfied heart.  Kneel down, drink deep and trust Him to make your cup overflow.

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Lord,  Praise You for Your unfailing Truth. Allow my soul to be refreshed in you today.  May my cup overflow with an abundance of YOU. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

2 Responses to “Don’t Settle for a Sippy Cup”

  1. Jim Helms February 13, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    Good job no more sippy cup

  2. Barb Schleicher June 30, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

    I may be way behind reading this but maybe that is because today this is just what I needed to read.

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