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Cape Cod Sacred Assembly preparation, Day 10
 

 "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and
pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will
hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land" 2 Chron
7:14

Day 10 - Are you Thirsty?

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in
Me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of
living water . (John 7:37-38)

Anyone! If you are thirsty, you qualify! Every believer's rightful
inheritance is having a heart overflowing with the Living Water of the
Holy Spirit. Jesus sets forth this promise in His Word.

Do we have a desperate, aching, unspeakable thirst for Jesus? How
thirsty are we? If we are already full of the lesser pleasures of this
world, how can we really have an appetite for God?

We must abandon ourselves to the pursuit of God until the nature of
Jesus is formed within us and His life flows out of us like a river.
We must cry out in desperation for God's presence to be restored in
our lives, our churches, and ultimately in our cities.

We must treasure the manifest presence of God, because as Jesus said
in John 15:5, "Without Me you can do nothing."

Prayer Points:

Jesus, please salt my heart and give me an unquenchable thirst for
Your presence! Forgive me for drinking from broken cisterns. I want to
drink from Your living water! Forgive me for pursuing the pleasures of
the world and give me with a heart that is abandoned to you!

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These devotionals are written by Rhonda Hughey. Here is a quote from
her book "Desperate for His Presence", published by Bethany House
Publishers:

"The pursuit of God's Presence is not a means to an end. It is the
end! What we are talking about is not a formula for how to be more
effective in ministry. It is the core of our existence and the purpose
of our life. We exist to know Him, to worship Him, and to reflect His
beauty to the world around us!
God is waiting and longing for us to experience an awareness of His
Presence. Knowing His Presence in theory but not in experience is not
biblical faith. It is religion only. We have the privilege as
believers to know and experience the tangible Presence of God.
In "The Pursuit of God", A.W.Tozer makes a contrast between being in
the Presence of God positionally and experiencing His Presence
actually. He goes on to say that, as a result of settling for the
positional Presence of God only, contentment takes the place of
burning hearts and fervent zeal for the Lord. 'The church then settles
for only an intellectual knowledge of God and remains unconcerned
about the absence of personal experience' "


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