Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”(John 7:38)
In the midst of reading all the plethora of books, views, and perceptions, it’s really good to go back to the Words of Jesus. In addition, Jesus keeps His doctrine simple and clear to his listeners. In that, he shares great truths here using an example of creation to magnify His Glory.
Water is essential for the survival of all Creation. Water fills 90% of the earth and our human bodies are made up of 70% water. It evens is turn into power like the Hoover Dam. What a precious resource, or should I say necessity. The living water is refreshing, it’s alive, it’s living.
David prayed, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water” (Ps 63:1).
The sons of Korah sang, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Ps 42:1-2).
When a person chooses to believe, he becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit. That person has the ability to communion with Christ and allows Him in the center of his life. In Christ, Christ in you, and to be ruled by him. It fills the center of his being, from within him, his mind and heart is an out pour life. Out of this person comes a stream of living water. Life-changing obedience, life-changing testimony. Water; a great example of life. There is in him a power, by faith, which flows restoration and refreshment.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full time staff member at America’s Keswick.
The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 142; Proverbs 24
Daily Quote: “Only God can turn a mess into a message. A test into a testimony. A trial into a triumph. A victim into a victory.”
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
25 I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread. ~Psalm 37:25