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Day One: The River of Water

Posted by Linda , in 40 Days of Prayer 02 May 2013 · 3388 views

Read: Acts 1
Pray: That God will pour out his Spirit on us and meet us during these 40 days.
“It’s Aplastic Anemia, a rare, life threatening blood disorder.” We were stunned on March 21 to hear those words about our seven year old granddaughter, Abbie. As my pastor-husband anointed her, he painted a word picture from Ezekiel 47. He led her to see the water trickling under the threshold of the temple. It soon became ankle deep, then knee deep, then waist deep; then so deep one could not cross the river. This life giving river flowed into the once Dead Sea, transforming it so that swarms of living creatures now reside there. Along its banks fruit trees now grow bearing fruit for food and leaves for healing. The healing Abbie needed!

Jesus is most likely referencing this in John 7:37, 38 when he urges “come to me and drink”. He promises that streams of living water will flow from whoever believes in Him. What a challenge to stay close to Jesus and be continually nourished by him. Only then can we have the promise of living water to flow from us. Water that others are thirsting for. Water that will nourish and heal. Water that flows from the throne of God, through us, to a needy world.

Abba Father, Dear Lord Jesus, Blessed Holy Spirit, without you, I can do nothing. Daily, continually, I come to you thirsty for your living water. Please fill me so that streams of living water will flow from me to nourish and heal those who need you. Water from your throne. Water that gives life. I ask this in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Thank you. Amen.

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Wendy - I pray that this 40 days would bring us together in like mind, to put away all other concerns and worries, to focus on what God would say to us through His word.
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Bradley Reynolds
May 02 2013 06:07 AM
Today, on this first day of the 40 days, a small group of pastors in Toulouse, France gathered around a young woman, anointing her with oil and praying for healing. May hers' be the first healing of many during this 40 day period. May His river flow to the nations!
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Amy Roedding
May 02 2013 01:42 PM
Flow, river flow!
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Pouring out...a river that flows...healing...images of what we need and for what we pray.
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Douglas Hautz
May 03 2013 07:56 AM
Blessed post... I am thrilled with the faithfulneess of our Mighty God.
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