Psalm 46:4-5 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
Where is the source of our joy? If the joy of our life flows from the streams of our own abilities and resources, then what happens when these fail?
Jesus promises us living water. He will give us an inner river that will begin to flow the moment we stop all we are doing and begin to drink from him. He will come to us at daybreak and fills us with His presence. He will come at the end of our night and give us His life forever!
God’s identity is His word. When Jesus’ words become ours it changes who we are The flesh and blood Jesus is not here with me today. He is seated at the right side of the Father. The bread that Jesus multiplied has been eaten, the waves that he stilled have disappeared, the people he healed have died, the robe he wore is no longer with us, even the cross he died on has completely fallen to pieces. The grave Jesus left behind stands as only a silent testimony; but the words that Jesus spoke are still with me. The words of Jesus are not just ink and paper but they are the stairway to heaven, the life of the Father and the promise of eternity!
A identitdade de Deus é a Palavra dele. Quando as palavras de Jesus começam a serem nossas, elas mudam quem nós somos. O osso e a carne de Jesus não estão aqui hoje. Ele está assentado à direita do Pai. O pão que Jesus multiplicou foi comido, as ondas que Ele acalmou desapareceram, aqueles que Ele curou já morreram, suas vestes não estão conosco e até a cruz onde Ele morreu já apodreceu. O sepulcro ficou para trás como uma testemunha muda, mas as palavras que Jesus disse ainda estão conosco. As palavras de Jesus não são somente tinta e papel, mas elas são a escada para os céus, a vida do Pai e a promessa da eternidade.