I think we might be spoiled.
Flowing water from faucets, lights by flipping a switch.
I don’t like to admit I take things for granted, but honestly, I kind of do. It’s not that I’m not thankful,
it’s just that blessings I routinely receive can slip under my thanksgiving radar. Do you find that to be true?
Things like flushing toilets, and setting the air at the optimum temperature.
In a moments notice and without warning, we can lose those conveniences we feel our life depends on.
Water pipes break, fuses blow out, storms come through.
During our many hurricane adventures in Florida, we’ve lost power for up to ten days; talk about roughing it. The “it will be fun like camping” experience wore off after day two.
We did buy a generator, but that requires gasoline, and whipping out a debit card doesn’t work when the power goes out.
It comes down to this: Security. Have we placed our security in the conveniences of life?
Because we need not worry if the power goes out, or if we run out of gas, or if the water goes off. Because our living water never shuts off, and His light is always shining. God meets our needs. He replaces food that spoils and He gives us light by fire.
Our true security is in the Lord, and He doesn’t send us a monthly bill. Can I get a hallelujah?
The living kind of water flows freely and it’s free, and it quenches thirst like nothing else can.
And we want to shout it from the rooftops, don’t we?
Yet, we can become overwhelmed with all the thirsty people out there.
But we need not be overwhelmed about a thirsty world bigger than us, because it’s not bigger than God.
Let’s be overwhelmed by His amazing grace, and His faithfulness. When we ask in prayer, He will direct our steps and give us the words.
So we have this conversation. We share how our life has changed, how we’ve been made new, and from our heart flows rivers of living water, and when they ask us how, that’s when we tell them this:
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37
Jesus spoke of the Spirit, whom all those who believe in Him will receive. We tell them it’s free, but it came at great cost.
And we invite them to the Kingdom, and tell them the Parable of the Marriage Feast in Matthew 22.. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
And we can lead them to the water, but we can’t make them drink. The Holy Spirit will do that work, so remain calm. And If they choose thirst, we have not failed because we are not God.
So the Spirit and the bride say come; all who are thirsty, come.
I love that kind of teamwork, don’t you?
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