An Oasis Each Day

All who know Jesus as Lord and Savior come to share two (among many) characteristics that are absolutely essential. They are hunger and thirst.  In Matthew 5:6, Jesus tells us: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” A wonderful promise added to this blessing is that of being filled. Those who have undergone the new birth are conscious of this world as a Spiritual desert. We live in a world system populated by multitudes that are dead to God. However, each day for a child of God, there is an oasis. This is a place where we can go to satisfy our longing for good bread and water. Isaiah and Jesus both spoke about this: “….Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye (that which is) good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.” (From Isaiah 55:2). “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.” (John 7:37). Our oasis is getting alone with Jesus in His Word and prayer (discussing with Him and listening to Him). Failing to go to this oasis, we are left hungry, thirsty and weak. Jesus is near to help us to get to the oasis. Let’s let Him lead us to it each day. Then we can identify with Clara Teare Williams’ hymn, “Satisfied.” This can be our testimony: “Well of water, ever springing, Bread of life so rich and free, untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me.” Selah! Go to the oasis! Eat and drink. Be refreshed and strengthened for your trek through this barren wasteland. Soon, you’ll reach the next oasis. Do that all through the desert until the day you reach home.   Ron

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