God's Holy Fire: 'For the Thirsty!'

Friday, December 13, 2024

[God] said to [John]: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life."
— Revelation 21:6 NIV

Key Thought

Jesus' promise early in his ministry about the Spirit bringing us refreshment (John 7:37-39) is made again years later in the revelation to John. This time, however, the promise is not given by Jesus during his earthly ministry, but by God in his heavenly power. Jesus is now ascended into heaven and directing the message given to John to share with the churches. The key to receiving this water of life for followers of Jesus is recognition that we are thirsty and that we need the Spirit's refreshing presence running through our lives. So let's acknowledge that we thirst for the Spirit's presence and request the Spirit's refreshment to fill our lives.

Today's Prayer

O God, thank you for the Holy Spirit. I acknowledge that I need the Holy Spirit's influence and presence in my life, and I pray for the Spirit's refreshment to fill my life. When I lose sight of the Spirit's work, my soul feels parched and weary. Dear Jesus, as I pray this prayer in your name, I trust that you will help me recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit you have given me. Amen.

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Illustration of Revelation 21:6 NIV — [God] said to [John]: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life."

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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