MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012LIVING WATER FOR THIRSTY SOULS
Is your soul thirsty for God? Jesus said that anyone who fully surrendered to Him would experience the Living Water of the Holy Spirit flowing from his heart: "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.' But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified" (John 7:37-39 NKJV).
Jesus' words were spoken in a loud voice during the last feast of the year, in the temple, where a crowd of hundreds of thousands had gathered. At the Feast of Tabernacles, the priests would lead the people out each day to their source of water, a process they repeated for seven days. They would come through the water gate that surrounded Jerusalem with a gold pitcher of water, and pour it on the altar to commemorate God leading them and providing physical water through the Exodus. Then they would pray for the autumn rains for their crops.
God's answer to those prayers far exceeds physical rain. He pours out Living Water that refreshes thirsty hearts by restoring their foolish desires to wisdom. The Restorer's ripple effect flows to you and me. Today, fully surrender your heart to Him and experience the flow of Living Water.