Daily Prayer For 07/16.....(Water Of Our Cisterns)....

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by PrayerWarrior316, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    WATERS OF OUR CISTERNS

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
    Let thy fountain be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
    Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
    PROVERBS 5:15-17

    Two young men had been friends since early childhood. They had shared everything. They had gone through the same experiences, and they understood each other perfectly. They were closer than many brothers. No better friends could be found. When they went off to college, they became roommates. Soon after college began, one of the young men fell in love with a beautiful young coed. The other man became jealous of his friend, and he, too, began to woo the young woman, but behind his friend's back. When his friend finally caught on to what was happening, that friendship came to a bitter and hurtful end.

    Fidelity, honesty, loyalty, kindness: All of these are attributes of God that we should desire in our own lives. When we violate these principles, we must pay a price. It is never good to desire that which belongs to someone else. Greed and covetousness result, and they lead to ruin. It is best to always find contentment with "the waters of our own cisterns," those things which are ours, given to us by God. When we learn to be satisfied with what we have, we avoid the pain and suffering attached to taking from others what is rightfully theirs.

    Dear Heavenly Father, We have been given so much that is good in our lives, Almighty God. Make us to appreciate what we have, and to stop longing for things which are not ours to have. Grant that our spirit might be satisfied this day, O Lord. Amen and Amen.

    Blessings to all, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_20v.gif' border=0></a>