Writing is an expression of His inspiration and Truth He has given through words. Our words are creative pictures. Even the ‘Refresh’ podcast I do is just another extension of writing through words. Psalm 45:1 says,
“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”
Words on paper come from the heart, just as words spoken. As we speak, our tongues are as a pen, writing and inscripting beautiful things.The words we speak in partnership with the actions we take, create life or produce hurt. Our days are inspired and refreshed to express life and blessing in partnership with His creativity. Everything we say, do, and create, can be a flow of beauty; a flow of living water.
Words paint pictures. The breath of faith in creation refreshed everything made. The word of God, spoken into all things void, brought Light, as it refreshed creation with the living Truth. This breath has been given to you. His refreshment is yours. His spoken word and our spoken words express, define, give life, and paint pictures of truth, love, faith, and life.
Each day creation still moves, lives, and has its being in the Creator. His word holds everything in existence. His word is filled with the refreshment of faith. His word unseen, yet spoken, makes all things seen; all things made manifest by the spoken word of God. His word is Life and Light.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4
Experiencing this Life and living it each day refreshes all things in every one of your moments. The refreshing of God reaches you in your busiest moments; to your quietest moments. Jesus expresses the refreshing in John 4, when He met the woman at the well. She was stunned when He asked her for a drink. She asked Him why He was asking her when the Jews had such a prejudiced against her people.
“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?” John 4:10
Jesus made it clear that He had separated Himself from the religious bias of others. Yet, with being hurt, pressed down, and made to feel inadequate, her natural senses questioned His ability to pull water from the well, as she saw His empty hand. She was puzzled as she heard the words, “if you only knew the gift of God”.
Could it even be possible in her natural reasoning that she could discover the gift of God and the blessing contained within Him? To her, this living water was unreachable. She saw a lack of supply. She was also challenged by the term ‘living water’.
Jesus wasn’t moved by her questions, her reasoning, or the wavering doubt. Just verses prior, her confusion with Jesus was because she saw the division between her and Jesus, as a Jew. His goal was to speak His word to her, to build her faith. His goal was for her to see Him, to see love, and to give her His blessing.
Can you imagine Jesus sitting at this well, as if He was waiting for the moment He knew she would arrive? As she walked up to Him, He purposely asked her for a drink. Knowing her response would be with surprise, as He revealed love rather than hatred. He brought acceptance rather than rejection. He brought forgiveness rather than judgment. He wasn’t moved by any differences. Jesus did more than look beyond the rift between the two, He brought her life, joy, hope, answers, and made it clear there was no hatred or divide. His question was refreshing in itself, as He wasn’t moved by the judgement. He was moved by the living water He was to give.
The division and its effect was creating a stumbling block to recognize Love and Life. It tried to stop the recognition of who He was. Yet, He didn’t stop there. His words of life were meant to pierce the heart.
This woman must have been stunned as He spoke to her and revealed all the things in her life He had no way of knowing. Her response in calling Him a prophet was undeniable. He spoke words of life that gave life. He revealed an unsatisfied life, by the Light of life. He knew her. He knows you. He spoke to her of refreshing living water and words of life. He spoke to her revelation of who He was and He revealed her heart to even herself. He is speaking His refreshing words to each of us the same today.
“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” John 4:13-15
This word “living’ in Greek means, to live, breathe, and be among the living, and to not be lifeless or dead. It also means to enjoy real life and to have true life, being worthy of His name. This word also means, living, active, blessed, and endless in the kingdom of God, and having His character. This “Living” water has vital power in itself and exerts its same power upon others making them strong, efficient, active, and alive.
The word for water means; of water in rivers, in fountains, and in pools. Describing the waters as in a deluge while making this water the primary element, and by it the world is overwhelmed, as life rises like the waves of the sea. It’s amazing how now, through water, the Lord blesses the earth and keeps His promise to Noah that He would never destroy the earth by water again. Revealing that not only His living waters are here, but that the bitter waters of the flood are gone.
In James 3, it tells us saltwater and freshwater can’t come out of the same fountain, nor can sweet water and bitter water. This reveals He is not bringing us bitter things. His river, His fountain is living sweet waters that He has given. It even says the tongue releases sweet or bitter waters. This scripture reveals that the taming of the tongue is a matter of the heart embraced with the word of God. It shows us that His living water includes the fruit of our tongue. In James, He says to season our conversations with His truth, with His word, with this living water. His words are heart changing, as well as, fruit revealing.
Psalm 45:1 also says, “My heart is inditing a good matter”. Notice it is ‘the heart’ that is inditing the good matter. This word inditing means to keep moving and stirring. Our hearts speak and keep moving the word of God and His fruits. It is our hearts which drives the tongue.
As we look at the words for good and matter, it gives us more insight. Good is the word meaning the good speech, the good word, good speaking and utterance. Also referring to the good acts of God, His business, and His case. It is saying, ‘My heart’ is moving and stirring the word, the sayings and speech of God, and all His acts.
Matter, is the word that means the glad, happy, and prosperous way of God. It is defined as the pleasant way that is agreeable to all my senses, bringing understanding to my being. It is expressing the excellent way, that is rich, appropriate, becoming, and includes all the better things of life through His word. The matter is a good thing, a thing that benefits and brings welfare and happiness filled with bounty, favor, and fairness.
Therefore, we are uttering, moving, and stirring our speech with His matter as defined above. It goes in with the phrase;
“I speak of the things which I have made touching the king…”
‘I speak”, goes beyond just saying I’m speaking. It means to command, and speaks of ‘saying it in one’s heart and uttering it with your mouth. Our hearts are speaking by the words of our mouth.
Amazingly when it says, ‘I speak of the things which I have made”, this phrase means, ‘art’.
Your words are painting the picture of your life. Painting the picture of His way, His blessing, His good matter. They are your creative art. They are the story you’re telling and are your creativity. It says in Hebrews 11:3, that it is by faith we know the Word of God framed the worlds. This word ‘worlds’ is plural. The universe goes vastly beyond what we know and see. Just as in Genesis 1, it says that creation happened as the Lord spoke. What He said was from the heart. It was His achievements, His glory, and His work, the creative work of God.
This word for this phrase, also means, needlework. Meaning an intricate working together of the word. A design, a tapestry of God, that is bringing forth the blessing of His goodness in our lives and to others.
This is revealing to us to command creativity, speak the word, and let God touch the heart. Allow His word to design His tapestry of blessing in our lives. The word of God is creative. He’s already completed it and as we speak and allow it to move, it will stir our hearts and lives. This scripture says, we are touching the king with our words. We are painting with Him the blessing as rivers of water are flowing.
“My tongue is the pen of a ready writer”, is the word stylist. Our tongues are the stylist that are swooping and designing and rolling smoothly across lives, flowing the words in the blessing and the goodness of God. This flow goes everywhere we go like a fountain, like rivers of living water, as gushers of blessings flow in our lives.That ready writer also means, our ‘stylist’ tongues are quick, prompted, and skilled, diligently speaking and writing the art and needlework of God.
What stories are you writing? What living water are you sharing? We are creative. We are living epistles. We are influencers. We are life livers. What and how are we writing? We are to be who we are. We are His story, so make it ‘his-Story’; making history.
As a writer, I love the word here in Hebrew defining writer. This word means to count, to recount, and relate to the words we are speaking and receiving. It means to make a reckoning with them and rehearse them, as we declare and speak them. It also means that we not only enumerate them, but inscribe them, feel them, and show them by them blessing us in our lives. These living words are to be commenced with, marked, and celebrated.
As we partner Psalm 45 with the living water promise in John 4 and the passage in James as defining our words being sweet or bitter water, we can see His words are bringing forth these living waters. They are rivers of inspiration and impartation of living life, joy, peace, and blessing. In Revelation 22:1-2 it says,
“He shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
Jesus inspired and went beyond hatred and nations being divided. He went beyond mankind being separated from God and He brought us into wholeness and the blessing. He was ‘refreshing’ the woman at the well and is refreshing us. He was different. He was love and He was showing her there was no distinction for His blessing.
Don’t allow your natural circumstances prevent you from seeing Him, His word, and His promises. Embrace His word, speak it, and receive it; allowing the living water to flow from your life and experience. Receive his gushers of blessings. Receive His rivers of goodness. Receive His river of life. Refreshing living water has come to us, and this Water flows creatively through us to others.
Check out ‘Living Water’ with Pastor Kim Robinson’s Refresh Podcast on Anchor,https://anchor.fm/kim-robinson