Streams in the Desert - May 27

by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

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Bring them here to me. (Matthew 14: 18)

Do you find yourself at this very moment surrounded with needs, and nearly overwhelmed with difficulties, trials, and emergencies? Each of these is God’s way of providing vessels for the Holy Spirit to fill. If you correctly understand their meaning, you will see them as opportunities for receiving new blessings and deliverance you can receive in no other way.

The Lord is saying to you, “Bring them here to me.” Firmly hold the vessels before Him, in faith and in prayer. Remain still before Him, and stop your own restless working until He begins to work. Do nothing that He Himself has not commanded you to do. Allow God time to work and He surely will. Then the very trials that threatened to overcome you with discouragement and disaster will become God’s opportunity to reveal His grace and glory in your life, in ways you have never known before.

“Bring [your needs] here to me.”
~A. B. Simpson

My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 19

What a source—“ God”! What a supply—“ his glorious riches”! What a channel—“ Christ Jesus”! It is your heavenly privilege to trust “all your needs” to “his glorious riches,” and to forget “your needs” in the presence of “his . . . riches.” In His great love, He has thrown open to you His exhaustive treasury. Go in and draw upon Him in simple childlike faith, and you will never again have the need to rely on anything else.
~C. H. M.

My Cup Overflows (Ps. 23: 5)
There is always something “over,”
When we trust our gracious Lord;
Every cup is overflowing,
His great rivers all are broad.
Nothing narrow, nothing sparing,
Ever springing from His store;
To His own He gives full measure,
Overflowing, evermore.
There is always something “over,”
When we, from the Father’s hand,
Take our portion with thanksgiving,
Praising for the path He planned.
Satisfaction, full and deepening,
Fills the soul, and lights the eye,
When the heart has trusted Jesus
All its needs to satisfy.
There is always something “over,”
When we tell of all His love;
Unreached depths still lie beneath us,
Unscaled heights rise far above:
Human lips can never utter
All His wondrous tenderness,
We can only praise and wonder,
And His name forever bless.
~Margaret E. Barber

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all— how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8: 32


Cowman, L. B. E.; Reimann, Jim (2008-09-09). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (pp. 210-211). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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