Fresh Hope – 29th March 2018

Just because you have all kinds of thoughts going through your head today, you don’t have to think them, and you certainly don’t have to believe them.

It’s completely possible that you went to bed last night and felt perfectly fine, and yet when you woke up it was a completely different story. Remember, just because you feel that it’s not going to be good day today…you don’t have to live by your feelings.

If you’ve already started the day wrong, that doesn’t mean to say that you have to punish yourself for the rest of the day. It’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters.

Just because someone spoke something negative over your life yesterday, they don’t have the final say today.

Just because you woke up in a bad mood…remember that it’s only a mood….talk yourself out of it.

Got a difficult meeting today? It’s not the end of the world, no matter how bad it may turn out.

Centuries ago, whenever a city was being built, it always started in the same way. A plot of land was identified only when a source of water was found within its boundaries.

The spring of water was the life of the city, and as the walls went up, the people were secured from outside attack. They knew that if all else failed, they would have a constant supply of water from within. There was never a need to go outside for sustenance.

Today, it’s just the same for you.

If you are already defeated from within, then you will always be defeated from without.

If you have all that you need from within, no matter what comes against you, you can defeat it because of your inner source.

The power of these thoughts are only realised when you know the one who has the living water to give to you.

John 7:37-38 …Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’

Today, if you find yourself searching outside for the answers to life, then turn to the one who can fill you and sustain you with living water from within.

You’ll be amazed at how life can take on a whole new meaning by drinking from the source of living water.

He is the source, the force and the course of everything.

Thirsty for real life today?

Defeated from within and without?

Ask Jesus to come into your life and quench your thirst right now.

He’s only a prayer away.

Pastor Mark

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