However, Whenever

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However, Whenever


You are My crystal pitcher, pure refreshment, poured out.

Depleted, exhausted, spent? Let My Living Water fill your space, richly.

Again and again, I satisfy. Making you satisfying to quench.

See My sparkling face shining through you, never dulling?


You know Me deeper daily, but I know you deeper still.

You lived with Me from the beginning,

a spirit-seed awaiting place and time.

I waited with you before you even knew how to know.


I waited to breathe in you and be your love-blood.

I waited to get messy for you and raise you up.

I waited for you to stop waiting and say, “Yes.”

“Yes” to what I did and “yes” to how I pour you out–whenever, however.


 ~Cheryl Ricker


I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday today. And if you’re interested in learning how to say “yes” in your mess, I just know you would love Kristen Welch’s book “Rhinestone Jesus” {affiliate link} – just released and a beautiful example of God adding the extra to our ordinary to create an extraordinary story.


  1. Wow, how refreshing. Sometimes I forget to let Jesus fill me up and overflow through me. I need to be a pitcher, not a storage container for Him.
    (Just popping over from Five Minute Fridays)

  2. Beautiful writing. I say yes to what He’s done! You have quite a talent. Blessings…

  3. These photo suggestions are great but it’s been 10 mohnts since you’ve posted any other ideas. Would you mind posting more often, please? Since most of the US was watching fireworks yesterday, I’d be interested in some tips on catching great firework pictures. It might be similar to what we need to do at Christmas to get outside light displays; I’d like more on that too.Pictures of flowers up close is a great subject for summer, just a suggestion. Thanks

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