Devotional – Preparing for the Week Ahead
She said to Him, Sir, You have nothing to draw with [no drawing bucket] and the well is deep; how then can You provide living water?
Jesus answered her, All who drink of this water will be thirsty again.
But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.
Stressed, feeling unduly pressured? Take today as the first day of your week. Many of us get so caught up in the business of preparation for the work- or school- week ahead, that we haven’t taken the time to sit at Jesus’ feet to allow him to fill us with living water. It’s funny – we’re too busy or too tired; but if we take the time to allow God to flood our beings with Himself – then we are strengthened for the up-coming week. No preparation is more important than spending that time with our Abba so that he can empty us of the dross and difficulty of the last week and fill us, prepare us, cover us and put things in place for us for the upcoming week.
So if you had a tough week and are concerned or too tired and frustrated to deal with this week, then I encourage you, sit at His feet, take the time out of your busy schedule and spend some time with our amazing Father and let Him fill you and prepare you to face this upcoming week! He already knows what’s going to happen so why not let Him prepare you for it?!
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.