Are You Truly Thirsty?
As Christians we are all familiar with the term “Living Water” but how many of us have really given it any thought?
Water is, of course, life giving. We as humans need it to survive, but just for a bit; I want you to also think about spiritual health. Many of you know that in your drinking water, there are tiny microbes and bacteria. Most are harmless and your body just absorbs them, without you even knowing it. That’s not the living water I’m talking about.
Physicians and nutritionists tell us that we should drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day under normal conditions just to stay healthy. But what about your spiritual health? We all know the familiar story of what Jesus told the woman at the well:
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” – John 4:10.
And then of course later John recorded this statement from Jesus:
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” – John 7:38.
Have you ever wondered how it gets there in the first place so that it might flow out? The next verse reveals the secret to us:
“Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” – John 7:39.