IN DEBT to the Believer and the Unbeliever
"Both to Greeks and to barbarians
(to the cultured and the uncultured), both to the wise and to the foolish,
I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay."
Romans 1:14 (Amp

11 May 2013

Happy Hour With Jesus

"You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalm 16:11

"If anyone is thirsty let him come to Me and drink,
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture says, 
'Out of his innermost being will flow
rivers of living water.'"
John 7:37,38

God is inviting us to "Happy Hour with Jesus". It's in His presence that there is fullness of joy, that there is fullness of the life and happiness and fulfillment that you are looking for. In the world there is great stress and overload from the pressures that our day brings, and typically many people will head to the bar at the end of the day for "happy hour" to relieve their stress and have "a few drinks" to relax. But God is calling us up higher. He is "raising the bar" out of the bars and into the resting and drinking place of His presence. He's saying, "Come up higher. Come into My presence where there is fullness of joy, where you can drink of the living waters of My presence and be filled and satisfied. Come and take deep breathes and drinks of My Spirit. Come and drink and draw from Me and let Me fill you with My Spirit, and it will cause you to be joyous and happy and strengthened in Me. This time spent with Me will carry you into your day and into any circumstance stress free. When you learn to pull away and drink of Me daily, you will find that the stresses of the day don't weigh you down anymore, that you're able to walk through your day in the fullness of My Spirit and bearing the fruit of My Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
So come and drink. Come and draw and drink of ME, not of the world's substitute for Me. That drink of the world is just a false and lower substitute of the pure and living drink of My life-giving Spirit. There is no substitute for Me that will give you the relief and joy and satisfaction that your soul and spirit longs for. I alone will satisfy.
I alone will fill you till you overflow and pour you out as a refreshing drink to others. So come, come and drink of Me. Drink of My presence. Drink and be satisfied."

"Now may the God of all hope fill you with all joy
and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13