Scripture: Psalm 36:7-9
Journal: Will you come and feast on the abundance of his house today? Will you drink from his river of delights? How?
Reflection: “You can lead a horse to water,” the old saying goes, “but you can’t make him drink.” Which is so true, especially when it comes to the life of the Spirit. God can offer us the opportunity to drink from his river of delights until he’s blue in the face, but until we choose to come and drink, it does us no good. He will not force his living waters down our throats, nor will he unleash its flow from within us against our will. He waits for us to come. The ball, so to speak, is in our court.
It is in prayer where this unleashing takes place. It is by prayer that we come and through prayer that we drink. And not just any kind of prayer, but the still and silent prayer of the seeking heart. The prayer of listening, rather than speaking. The prayer of being, rather than doing. The prayer of silence, rather than words. Some might even call it contemplation. It is the kind of prayer in which we simply come before him and drink from the wells of his unfailing love and delight. Prayer in which we allow ourselves to be seized by the power of his great affection. Prayer in which we sit with him at his table and feast on the abundance of his presence.
So come and drink. The only thing holding you back, is you.
Closing Prayer: Thank you that your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Thank you that your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, and your justice like the great deep. (Psalm 36:5-6) Help me to come and drink of your great love this day. Amen.