Monday, March 28, 2011

He leads me beside quiet waters- Psalm 23:2

This morning I had a dream that I was searching for someone. Tired and weary in heart I was led to still waters. The waters were dark and murky, but there was something mysteriously beautiful about it. I wanted to get in so I did, but became overwhelmed when the waters came up over me. There was a presence there so strong that a reverence came over me. When I got out of the water I took in the scene before me. There were acres and acres of lucious green grass covering mountains and hills in the distance. A thick, dewy fog hovered the view before me. This scripture came to mind. "Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains." -Psalms 147:8 Three things are made clear to me. 1) This dream took place in the morning

  • This implies to me that God wants us to seek Him early. It is important to give God the first fruits of our day so that He can deposit the necessary before we engage into the routine of the day. There are things he wishes to share with us before the voice of the world attempts to compete over our minds and hearts.
2) The waters were deep

  • The depth of the rest of the Lord is so far beyond what our minds can comprehend. If we fully understood just how powerful His arms of rest truly are we wouldn't worry and carry on so. "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Phillipians 4:7 He wants to litereally overtake us with his peace.
3) The grass was lucious and wet

  • Grass- life. Lucious and green- health. Wet- Nourishment. There is prosperity to our souls when we abide in his peace.
The presence of the Lord comes to saturate our lives. He never wants to intrude, but to be included in daily living. The waters of the Lord offer the weary drink for a thirsty soul. He comes to bring peace and rest, and to end our search for empty, temporary relief. There is truth and strength in His love. His rest never ending.
Won't you rise early to bathe in His quiet waters and nourish your soul? "Ah! dear brethren, have you ever tasted this blessedness? There is greater rest and solace to be found in the presence of God for one hour, than in an eternity of the presence of man." -Robert Murray McCheyne