Satisfy Longings with Rivers of Living Water

People all around us, both Believers and unbelievers, are dying of thirst. We are filled with the rivers of living water which they need (1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 7:13). As we allow these rivers to flow out of us, fresh water flows into us.

This living water is not a one-time blessing, but a continual flow of eternal life flowing from Jesus and His Spirit who abide within our innermost being – our soul and spirit (John 14:14-17).

Water is also often used in the Bible to symbolize the life of the Holy Spirit filling us. He transforms us with the character, nature and fruit of the Trinity within us.

The fruit of the Spirit within us actually helps to provide our mate, children, extended family, friends, neighbors and associates exactly what they need to abundantly live in this world (Galatians 5:22-23).

As we walk in God’s Spirit, He gives us what we need to satisfy the thirst within us and within those He brings into our life. Of course, we cannot force others to drink.

Jesus dwelt on earth for 33 years, and most people rejected Him. They ignored Him, argued with Him, attempted to disprove His assertions and wanted to crucify Him.

They did not believe His claims as Messiah. Even His signs and miracles could not convince them of His deity, and that He alone offered their thirsty soul living water to drink (John 7:37-39).

These stubborn, prideful, rebellious people rejected and eventually crucified Him. They were looking for a reigning King rather than a stable-born, carpenter’s son.

They looked on the outward appearance rather than on the Holy Ghost power within Him. They did not recognize God in Him because they did not know God (John 5:23; 8:19, 42).

Prayer:
Father God, it is only as we know You that we realize we can ask You to quench our thirsty soul (John 4:10). You are our living water of life and satisfy all of our longings. We are completely immersed in and quench our thirst in Your rivers of living water which flow out of us to the world around us.

You fill us with Your Spirit, whom those who believe in You receive (John 7:37-39). He and Christ are rivers of living water abiding within us now and for eternity (Acts 10:44-45). Your Spirit seals us for salvation; ministers to us and flows out of us through our spirit, soul and body; and brings refreshing, thirst-quenching life to the world around us (Ephesians 1:13-14).

Thought for the Day:
Only Jesus satisfies the longing and fills the empty soul with both spiritual food and living water. – John 6:35

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Unity with God

Once we believe in Jesus Christ, rivers of living water flow from our innermost spiritual being (John 7:38). The righteousness of God is ours, no matter who we are, because we believe in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:22). We do not deserve or earn this relationship, but God loved us even while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8).

Now that we are Born Again, we enjoy unity with God, which transcends any other relationship possible on this earth. We know without a doubt that He exists, and that He rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). As our love for God increases, our love of sin, the flesh and the world diminishes.

We lay down everything that is contrary to the will of God or that robs us of time better spent with Him. God’s presence gives us confidence in His love and security through His presence. We abide in Him and He abides in us by His Holy Spirit (1 John 4:13). We no longer live a lifestyle of sin (1 John 3:9).

In Christ, we are recreated, and our old sinful desires diminish as He renews our desires (2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalm 37:4). We no longer suffer from shame for sins and slights or omissions, which we formerly neglected (Romans 8:1). In our union with God, we love Him unreservedly with all of our heart, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37).

Our will and emotions are totally His. We feel His presence in our spirit and this affects our soul – our mind, will and emotions – as well as our body. He gives us unrestricted access to His at any time, for any reason presence (Hebrews 4:16). When we unite with the Lord, we are one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17).

Prayer:
Father God, Satan wants our mind as his playground. Help us to refuse to allow him entry with his negative emotions and thoughts. When we realize that we are thinking about negative thoughts, remind us to take our thoughts captive, and to focus our thoughts only on what is factual, admirable, correct, pure, divine, worthy, excellent and worthy of praise (Philippians 4:8). When our soul is sad, downcast and disturbed within us, we can put our hope in You and praise You, our Father God, because we live in unity with You (Psalm 42:11, 43:5).

Thought for the Day:
Everyone who is baptized into Christ has been immersed in Him.
– Galatians 3:27