A Drink of Living Water

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro copyright 2020

Come into God’s peace

How is your heart in this unexpected season? Tired? Weary? Feeling a bit beaten up? Come to the water. Come have a drink. The Holy Spirit is described as the water of life. Jesus says that if you believe in Him, rivers of living water will flow continuously up and through you. Imagine that. Thirst quenched. Inner peace. Even joy.

Scripture also describes a river of the water of life flowing down from the throne of God. Imagine it. A spiritual river there pouring invisibly but ever-present into our midst now. There for you to tap into at any time, by turning and keeping your eyes on Jesus.

When we think about Him instead of something else, its like we are looking at Him. And as we do it is as if we can consider everything about Him and are available for Him to even teach us something new. Something which comforts or consoles. Something which feeds us or encourages. Even galvanizes us or gives us courage. Something which re-focuses our priorities and understanding so we are no longer so pushed down upon by what is going on temporarily all around us.

The songs I write and record are musical prayers. If you find one you like and listen again and again, its like you connect with this river of the Holy Spirit coming from heaven and you feel better. God’s actual presence touching you while you “soak” in the Holy Spirit river.

Feeling dry, discouraged, lifeless. Give this link a try. The song: RIVER: https://youtu.be/6bpEDjCYiJs The lyrics are intentionally simple. They point you to God, but the goal is to connect with Him and to simply be in His presence. Imagine. The presence of the Living God who wants to meet with you. Let His peace wash over you as you consider who He is and what He promises and let Him–take you away to Himself through the music–for this moment.

38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.39 But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor). John 7:38-39 (AMPCE).

Looking for devotions to get you closer to Jesus during a different type of Christmas season? Checkout ONLY JESUS REMAINS. Blogposts Oct 22 through Jan 6. Chapter excerpts from upcoming book. Playlist of daily podcasts here

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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