Monday, February 10, 2014

John 7:37-38

John 7:37-38 - On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

 We all have that thirst, that hunger, that desire for something greater. If we will admit it we are not satisfied with the ordinary and want more. We want something supernatural. That is what Jesus is talking about here. Nothing else will satisfy or quench that thirst, only Jesus. He tells us, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me to drink.” Go to Jesus. Let Him quench your thirst. There is nothing else that will satisfy.
Jesus not only quenches your thirst, but also fills you so that you can help others. Now we can see that Jesus has streams of Living Water in Him. We see it in the form of the Holy Spirit, flowing from heaven through Jesus and touching the earth. When we go to Jesus He baptizes us with “fire” and we receive this same Spirit in us. This is the Holy Spirit of God that we have on the inside of us.
So, just as Jesus had the “streams of living water” flowing out of Him, we too have these same “streams” flowing out of us. The same Spirit that was in Jesus is now alive and active in us. This is amazing. Now we must be careful not to dam up these rivers. They are made to flow and we need to follow Jesus example and let them flow through us and touch the lives of those around us. You have life in that will quench spiritual thirst, and it is your responsibility to share it with others. Let the water flow freely through you.

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