One day while walking along the Ross River in Townsville, I passed two geese drinking water from a small puddle on the cement path beside the river. The water was drying up in the summer heat and they were competing to drink every last drop remaining. I wondered at the scene before me. ‘Silly geese!’ I thought, ‘here they are fighting over this scanty bit of water when there is an abundant supply available to them from the river.’ It was then the Lord reminded me, ‘Marcha – you are like these silly geese. Always doubting my love for you and thinking you only deserve to drink the smallest portion of spiritual blessing when I wish to satisfy you with an abundance of blessing from the Water of Life.’ I realised the invitation to drink was always available to me when I felt dried up spiritually. While in this state, it was easy to believe that I was too far gone to deserve even the smallest drop of water offered by Him – but God’s grace is bigger than that! His intention is not only to quench our thirst but also to bless us with His abundant life. So much so, that the overflowing love we receive from Him can then be poured out through compassion and selfless service to quench the spiritual thirst of others. Jesus says, ‘He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’ (John 7:38). Do you believe He is capable of doing this in your life?

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