River From The Desert – CAC Living Water Devotional
THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
TOPIC: RIVER FROM THE DESERT
Read: Genesis 18:1-15
1 Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.
2 So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground,
3 and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant. 4 Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
5 And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant.” They said, “Do as you have said.”
6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.”
7 And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it.
8 So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate.
9 Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.”
10 And He said, “I will certainly return to youaccording to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
13 And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’
14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh!
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)
The least thing expected from the desert is water not to talk of river. It is a place of less than 25 centimeters of sporadic rainfall annually. A desert is a waste land. It is highly impossible to have rivers in the desert; the modern irrigation will still hot bring sufficient water to it.
Bringing water from the desert here connotes doing what is seemingly impossible which can only be made possible by God, the Maker of all things. The only one who could bring water into desert promised to do so (Isaiah 43:19)
The visiting angel told Abraham that her old wife, Sarah, would have a son. This, to the couple was an impossible task because, the woman was not only old but menopausal, but because He is God, He did as promised to Sarah. May every promised of God be fulfilled in your life now in Jesus name.
God has done series of miracles to set His people free from Egyptian bondage. These were so marvellous to the Egyptians as well as to the Israelites. But they were not going to be compared with what He will do in the wilderness and desert. If He did it then, He will do it now. He is God who knows no limitation and impossibilities. There is no life that is too bad that God can’t make good.
Doctors had taken all the fortunes of the woman with the issue of blood without solution to her problem, but when I AM THAT I AM appeared, the miraculous happened. He can do all things every time. ‘I will do a new thing’ is a sure promise from God and when He does the new thing, He deletes/overruled the ugly memories of the old.
Never write yourself off. Water from the desert cools, thirst and satisfies the soul. It removes dryness and refreshes. His help is on the way. Keep on pressing harder; He will appear soon. With Him, hope is never lost. Keep it alive.
- God, only You can do what no man can do, please do that which seems impossible in my life today and take all the glory.
- Pray that God will visit the sick wherever they are and heal them miraculously.
- Pray for the medical practitioners that they will see God as the greatest Healer and so commit all matters to Him.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
2 Samuel 14:18 – 16:21, Luke 24:36 – 24:53, John 1:1-1:4.
Author: CAC Worldwide