Have you ever experienced playing in the rain, with your face turned to the heavens, arms outstretched, and letting the water fall on you, soaking you from head to toe?
Imagine that right now, for the Word of God is like rain. Jesus is our Living Water, and He is able to quench your thirst, soaking your soul from inside out, from head to toe. He is washing away all dread, worry and fear, cleansing you of all impurities and spiritual gunk, refreshing your soul with grace and peace, and giving strength back to your parched bones.
Enjoy soaking in His Word over you today, and letting His Word speak life, refreshing, strength, healing, cleansing and love over you.
From Psalm 18 —
Lord, I passionately love you! I want to embrace you, for now you have become my Power! You’re as real to me as bedrock beneath my feet, like a castle on a cliff, my forever firm Fortress, my Tower of Rescue where none can reach me. You are my secret Strength and Shield around me. – vs1-2
So all I need to do is call to you, singing to you, the praiseworthy God. And when I do, I’m safe and sound in you. – v3
I cried out to you in my distress, the delivering God, and from your temple-throne you heard my troubled cry. My sobs came right into your heart and you turned your face to rescue me. – v6
He then reached down from heaven, all the way from the sky to the sea. He reached down into my darkness to rescue me! He took me out of my calamity and chaos and drew me to Himself, taking me from the depths of my despair! – v16
When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked – but the Lord held on to me. – v18
His love broke open the way and He brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me – because His delight is in me! – v19
What a God you are! Your path for me has been perfect! All your promises have proven true. What a secure shelter for all those who turn to hide themselves in you! You are the wrap-around God giving grace to me. – v30
Could there be any other god like you? You are the only God to be worshiped, for there is not a more secure foundation to build my life upon than you. – v31
You empower me for victory with your wrap-around presence. Your power within makes me strong to subdue, and by stooping down in gentleness you strengthened me and made me great! – v35
You’ve set me free from captivity and now I’m standing complete, ready to fight some more! – v36
I caught up with my enemies and conquered them, and didn’t turn back until the war was won! – v37
The Almighty is alive and conquers all! Praise is lifted his to the unshakable God! Towering over all, my Savior-God is worthy to be praised! – v46