Rivers of Living Water

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Most of humanity darts from one activity to another, swooning over the latest fashion until the next one is introduced, and drifting aimlessly from one relationship to another. The more laden with earthly treasures we are, the more dissatisfied we get.

 

Billionaires die with shrunken bodies scarred by addictions, millionaires are jailed for petty theft, movie stars change partners almost as often as they change their wardrobe, etc. We are all searching for the same thing…salvation from ourselves.

 

Offices, malls, retail stores, and adventure parks are full of “thirsty” people who are drinking from fountains that will never satisfy. Thirsting for more of life and hungry for adventure, nothing ever gratifies us.

 

However, when we take the leap of faith to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, we are allowed to drink from rivers of living water that both fulfill our life and flow to others from our heart (John 7:38).

 

Through His sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross, Christ provided a well in the midst of our dry and thirsty land (Psalm 63:1). Only the life-giving water that Jesus Christ supplies can quench our thirst for satisfaction.

 

Although there is no way to convince anyone of their need to drink from His well of living water, we can still lead them to it. All we need to do is to open the door to expose them to the truth of God’s Word, and share with them how God eternally satisfied our thirst.

 

Prayer:

Father God, Your river of life flows from Your throne and out of our heart (Revelation 22:1; John 7:38). Help us to step out from behind our fears and excuses, in order to share Your life-giving water with everyone we meet. Remind us that if we do not warn them of their impending doom, their blood is required on our hands (Ezekiel 3:18).

 

Through our conversion, allow many others to see the radical change You bring into our life. The adventures of our walk with You begins when we leave behind the self-defeating patterns of our old life, and we drink from Your well of living water.

 

Thought for the Day:

We seek relevance and significance, but gain no wisdom or understanding; however, once we drink deeply from Christ’s well of living water, we breathe a sigh of relief that expels all of the stress and anguish bottled up within our soul, and the toll from the years of futile searching falls away in that instant as God renews us from the inside out.

 

 

 

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