Wig’s Word of God Today 3-27-2011
Is the LORD in our midst or not? Exodus 17:7c
For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Romans 5:6
Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:14
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth. John 4:24
My food is to do the Will of the one who sent Me and to finish His work. John 4:34
Exodus 17:3-7, Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9, Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 & John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
Moses leads the people out of bondage in Egypt into the desert to find no water. Afraid his people will stone him, he calls out the the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? A little more and they will stone me!” Exodus 17:4 The LORD instructs him to strike a rock with his staff and water will flow for the people to drink. Many people today are thirsty for the LORD and are seeking someone to guide them to know His Truth. The LORD our God has given all who surrender to living His Word the ability share the Living Waters of His Truth to satisfy the thirst of anyone by your practice, prayer and proclamation.
We should remind people all the time Christ died for all, the sinners of the world, as Paul reminds us today His Death on a Cross satisfies the debt of humanity. By His Death and Resurrection we live in a state of peace if we are willing to accept this call of faith to give us endurance to accomplish anything in the Name above all Names. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 5:1 Many of you might say, “I would die for you” when speaking about a spouse or a close friend but can you die for the unGodly as described by Paul?
To die of self gives you faith, hope and courage to live for Christ’s Truth by helping those who seek God’s love to live in the peace described by Paul here in Romans. Live for Him by your work of love for those less fortunate than you. The homeless are dirty and need a bath. The lost are thirsty and need His living waters in you to drink. The afflicted are hungry and need to be fed God’s Word. Can you work for Him even when the people you help seem unclean, uneducated and unhappy? Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman by the well and tells her “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to Eternal Life.” John 4:13-14 Share your love of loving Christ by giving His Living Waters of Eternal Life by preaching the Gospel. Amen.
I’m sure many of you have heard me ask for prayers for a young man named Jhaysonn battling cancer in Gainesville. I share the following with you to describe how we can share the Gospel with strangers even when we don’t know them. When I was driving up to my friend’s house Friday to stay the night in Gainesville for my friend’s funeral, I saw a man in a yard next door and I stopped and yelled out “are you Jhaysonn’s dad?” He walked out to my car saying “no, who are you?” Well this chance meeting turned into a God-instance of meeting a Brother in Christ as we began to talk about our love of God together in his yard. Today I ask for prayers for him and his family.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, today I pray for James Sullivan and his family to have strength provided by You LORD to raise a 3-year-old little girl who they recently adopted. We pray today for Jhaysonn’s healing and peace as well as his family’s needs in housing and employment. Guide them and all of us LORD to be people of faith, hope, charity and love to serve humanity for Your Glory. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
My Father’s Will Comes Before Mine
Coming to a well to drink
Christ asked a girl to think
These waters will not quench
A life you live as a wench
Come to Me and see the depths
Of My living waters of lasting respect
A spring of Eternal Life to fulfill
My water is Truth that instills
Instills love, hope and charity
Even you can overcome abundantly
Living in sin can be forgiven truthfully
By following my Father’s Word faithfully
I am living for His Will to be done
My food is His Truth I share as fun
My Father’s Will comes before mine
In His Word humanity can live in peacetime
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 27, 2011 @ 7:07 AM EST