When God is Your Strength

Psalm 84:4-7 (GNB)

How happy are those who live in your Temple, always singing praise to you. How happy are those whose strength comes from you, who are eager to make the pilgrimage to Mount Zion. As they pass through the dry valley of Baca, it becomes a place of springs; the autumn rain fills it with pools. They grow stronger as they go; they will see the God of gods on Zion.

In John 7:37 and 38, Jesus said that when we believe in Him and we come and drink from Him, rivers of living water will flow out from our inside. By rivers of living water, He was referring to the divine grace and abilities of the Holy Spirit. We drink from Jesus by exercising faith in Him and by fellowshipping with Him. When we fellowship with God, we stir up His life and resurrection power that is at work on the inside of us.

By the divine grace and abilities of the Holy Spirit, we will find ourselves knowing and being able to do that which we would ordinarily have been unable to do. Things that are difficult or impossible for others will be easy and possible for us. We will become fountains of life wherever we find ourselves. Joy and praise will continue to emanate from our hearts and mouths and others will rejoice and praise God because of our lives. Our lives will keep advancing from strength to strength and from glory to glory.

Even as we are passing through dead valleys, we will turn those valleys into springs of life. This is what made Paul and Silas turn the prison they were placed in into a Holy Ghost revival meeting where souls were eventually saved, Acts 16:22-34. Dead things around us will receive life and they will work again. Joseph caused everything in Potiphar’s house to begin to function again, Gen.39:3. Jacob turned Laban’s livestock business around, Gen.30:27-30. You also will turn things and the lives of people around with God’s life and strength.

PRAYER FOCUS: Ask God for His joy and strength to be stirred up in you today so that you will give hope and life unto others.

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