By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
“We are to be fountains through which Jesus can flow as ‘rivers of living water’ in blessing to everyone.” – Oswald Chambers
Do you remember what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman at the well? He said:
“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14).
Have you drunk from the well of living water? Have you experienced a spring well up inside of you that brings eternal life?
If not, what’s stopping you?
Drink the living water that Christ is extending to you. Drink it to the dregs. Nothing satisfies your spiritual thirst better than the living water of Jesus Christ.
Or maybe you haven’t drunk that water in a long time. You’ve found that your heart looks like a dessert and your soul is like an empty well.
What is damming up the living water from flowing into your life? What is stopping Jesus from drenching your heart, soul, and mind? Is it a broken past, rejection, fear, doubt, addiction?
Each and every one of these things can be another brick in the dam of our souls.
The good news is if we will allow the Holy Spirit to break down the dam that we have built up and allow the living water to flow into our lives, we will never feel spiritually thirsty again.
Will you allow the living water of Christ flow through you? Will you be the pipeline of God’s grace, mercy, and love to everyone you encounter? Will you be the vessel of living water and spill out to the world around you?
Just remember that the living water does not flow from you. You are not the source, just the conduit. In order to drink of the living water, you have to stay close to the source. Being hand in hand with Christ is the only way to receive living water and be the channel to someone else.
The living water of Christ quenches the thirst of the driest of souls. The living water of Christ is soothing to the deepest of wounds and repairs our inmost scars. The living water of Christ has a serenity that brings calms admits our storms. The living water of Christ carries our burdens and our sins far out to sea.
Parents: Read your children this story from John 4. Ask them what they think Jesus meant by living water. Explain to them that we can allow Jesus’s living water to flow through us to reach others.