Where does my satisfaction come from? In what ways do I settle?
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.” By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Jesus gives insight into the impact of the Holy Spirit in our lives as one who brings “streams of living water flowing within.”
The Spirit is my “stream.” He is my constant source. To go to any other source will leave me unfulfilled.
The Spirit is my “living water.” He produces life. Lasting fruit. Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Gentleness. Faithfulness. Self-Control.
The Spirit is “flowing within.” He lives inside me. Indwells me. Empowers me.
How do we access the incredible benefits that are ours through the Holy Spirit? Jesus makes it simple.
“Come and drink.”
Turn toward. Follow. Pursue. Engage in the relationship. When is the time and what is the place where I will connect with the Father through His Spirit? It has to be a priority. There is no better way to show this than through prayerful dependence.
Act. Withdraw. Take in. Consume. To take a drink, I need to withdraw water from the source and then lift the cup to take it in. I withdraw when I dive into God’s Word and listen for God’s voice. I take it in when I apply it to my life.
Father, I don’t want to be a “settler” or a “trifler.” I want today, tomorrow and every day to be lived out of the overflow of the living streams of your Spirit within me!
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