Thursday, July 16, 2009

Building Reservoirs

"Between the city walls, you build a reservoir for water from the old pool. But you never ask for help from the One who did all this. You never considered the One who planned this long ago." Isaiah 22:11

Have you built any reservoirs lately? Who's plans did you follow? Yours or God's? It's not the building of reservoirs that's in error, but the building of them on our own. The Lord wants us to prepare, but our efforts are pointless without prayer. The Lord must guide our activities.

"Never" is a pretty strong word. Not ever. Not at all. At no time in the past or future. Not in any circumstances. You never ask. You never considered. Running our own race. Going ahead with no thought of inquiring of the Lord. Taking control of the reins and then desiring God to bless our attempts. Plans fail for lack of counsel...His counsel.

So, what's on your agenda today? Have you surrendered your schedule? Does He want you "building reservoirs"? Maybe you need to take some time to find out.

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Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Considering "the One". Oh yes.

This reminds me of the scripture:
"Unless the Lord builds thea house, its buildfers labor in vain." Psalm 127:1

Danielle said...

I have found myself on many days forgetting to seek the councel of the Lord before I go and do something. Bah! But, I am getting better at it.;-)

Lori said...

Such a good post today dear Joy. First of all, at the beginning of each day - surrendering ourselves for Christ's holy presence to freely work in and through us. To turn away from our "self" and to wait on God to make Himself known to us. To expect to abide in His presence all day long. To seek His will in our day, rather than our own agenda. A goal. Not there yet, but, oh how I desire to be! Lori - AZ

Deb said...

The scripture that you write about in today's post reminds me of Jeremiah 2:13 -

"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."

Sometimes, I drink stale, stagnant water when I could be drinking Living Water.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this verse.