A garden enclosed
Is my sister, my spouse,
A spring shut up,
A fountain sealed.
A fountain of gardens,
A well of living waters,
And streams from Lebanon.
Song of Songs 4:12, 15 NKJV
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” – John 4:10
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.‘” – John 7:38
Jesus gives gifts that are made for re-gifting!
His two step process is simple –
When we come to Him and ask Him for something to drink, He does not simply hand us a glass, nor does He teach us to get it for ourselves (as in ‘teach a man to fish.’)
These would both be wonderful responses on their own, but that is not God’s economy.
God’s brilliant plan is to place within each of us a source. [Tweet This]
Ask me for water and I will set in you a river that will flow to the nations.
Ask me for light and I will set you on a hill and cause you to shine.
Remember the old Chorus?
I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me,
Make the lame to walk and the blind to see,
Opens prison doors, set’s the captives free,
There’s a river of life flowing out of me,
Spring up O well, within my soul,
Spring up O well, and make me whole,
Spring up O well, and give to me,
New life, abundantly.
See you again soon,
But for now, I remain,
Your brother Ben
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