If You Had Only . . .
If you had only known and had recognized God’s gift and Who this is that is saying to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him (instead) and He would have given you living water. John 4:10 (KJV)
Have we known God’s Gift? If we are not careful we can find ourselves caught up with the “gifts” and “anointings” we have experienced at His coming. We become distracted from the very One Whom we seek.
My wife Sharon and I were always amazed when our children would throw aside the gift that we had so carefully chosen for Christmas or their Birthday. As babes they would get distracted by the bright paper wrappings and even the box that the gift was present in. When they became older and more mature they would never opt for the external things. They wanted the gift not what it came in!
Have you made the mistake of cherishing the external manifestations of The Gift rather than the Gift Himself?
Repent quickly if you have! Realign your attention and see what glorious beauty lies in The Gift Himself. He is waiting; behind the clutter of the wrappings and the containers with which He has come again and again to bless you.
Do We Really . . .
Do we really know Who this is that is speaking to us? Are we consumed with passion for the lover of our souls? Can we honestly say:
(. . . my determined purpose is) that I may know Him (that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him) Philippians 3:10 (AMP)
Are we intimately acquainted with Him to the degree that we would recognize Him in a noisy, crowded room? Is His voice so familiar that none other can gain our attention? Can we hold our focus on His Person while surrounded with the glorious manifestations of His Presence.
This is His call to the Church today! He is speaking! There is a challenge in His words; a directive to those who would listen.
His challenge is this: If you knew . . . If you recognize . . . If you hear . . .
“you would have asked . . . (instead) and He would have given you . . . (John 4:10)
There is much, much more than we have being offered here. Let us make a fresh commitment to develop a relationship that knows Him with Whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)