Prayer focus for September 8-September 14, 2012
Jesus said that whoever drinks of the water the He gives shall never be thirsty again. But the water that He gives shall become a "spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto...eternal life." John 4:14 The Amplified Bible. He also said that whoever believes in Him then out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water, meaning the Holy Spirit. John 7:38-39.
What makes a place a well is the genuine Spirit of God. The water of life that Jesus gives brings eternal life to the believer and the Holy Spirit the believer receives from the Lord is like rivers of living water flowing from within them. Becoming a well from where living water flows doesn't mean being a place of religion, or good works. It's not a place where people are exalted and look good or impress others, but it's a place of true worship of the Living God. It's a place where all glory goes to Him. Jesus said the Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself, He speaks from the heart of the Father and glorifies Jesus. John 16:13-14.
Let Waterford become a well of living water! Let it be a place where the true Spirit of the Living God moves. Let Him move upon the face of the waters of Waterford Township. We don't want a counterfeit, we want the Spirit of Truth! Jesus said to ask, seek and knock. He said if a son asks the Father for bread or fish or an egg, He will not give a stone, a serpent or a scorpion. The Father will give the Holy Spirit to His children who ask. He will not give us a counterfeit! Luke 11:9-13
It's time to worship the Lord and declare His goodness! In the places of drawing water, they shall rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord. Judges 5:11. Let's rehearse His righteous acts. Let's glorify Him in all we do! When going through tough times, make it a well. Make it a place of springs. Make it a place of worshipping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. Psalms 84:6, John 4:24.
I pray God's people are stirred in their hearts to worship God no matter what is going on in their life. Let the petty things go. Let the bitterness, resentments, envy and criticisms go. Bitterness opens the door for a counterfeit spirit of God. It clogs the well because it's not of Love. Acts 8:9-23.
Send your rain, O God, to replenish our wells!