As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God. (Psalm 42:1-2) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6) O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living water. (Jeremiah 17:13) On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus did and said in a loud voice, “if anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whosoever believes in me, as the Scriptures has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (John 7:37-38)
There are literally billions of men, women, and children, living in developing countries, with very little, if any, clean drinking water at their disposal! Many nonprofit agencies ask for donations, to help provide clean drinking water for these individuals who so desperately need it! Our bodies are made up of 3/4 water. What happens when we don’t drink enough of it? We become dehydrated (Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or body part, as from illness or fluid deprivation.) Some of the symptoms of dehydration are thirst, chills, dry skin, increased heart rate, fatigue, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea, breathing difficulty, and unconsciousness. (For a more complete list of symptoms, click here.) We can live for a month without food, but only one week without water. Just as natural water is essential to life, so is the Living Water essential to obtaining spiritual life, and life eternal with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Man-made wells will one day run dry. However, there is a fountain, a spring that will never run dry. Rather, it will cause streams of Living Water to flow from within you. I’m talking about Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world! Jesus Christ, the Living Water, is likened unto a spring which never ceases to flow. As water gives life unto wilted and dying plants, so the Living Water, Jesus Christ gives life unto we who were dead in trespasses and sins! The Living Water cleanses us from sin. The Living Water revives wilted and withered saints of the Most High! Water is refreshing, as is the Living Water! Come and drink from the fountain of Living Water, which shall never run dry! After drinking from this Water, this Living Water, you will never thirst again! The presence and power of the Holy Spirit will reside inside of you, and flow out of you as rivers of living waters! He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38) From the Living Water emanates grace, God’s riches at Christ’s expense! We have been given unmerited favor, undeserved favor, from God through Christ Jesus! Praise God for the wonderful gift of grace through Christ! And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) Ephesians 2:1-5 My soul longs for God, for the Living God! Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, shall be filled! Are you thirsty? Are you thirsty for the Living Water? Come to Jesus right now! Only Jesus can quench that thirst, from which you will never thirst again! Only Jesus satisfies! The things the world has to offer you do not satisfy the longing within you to worship the Living God. They are temporal, and lead unto eternal death! The more you seek after the Lord, the more your soul will be satisfied. Jesus will receive you unto Himself! Come and drink from the fountain that will never run dry! Come to Jesus Right now! Feel free to drop a line in the comment box. May the Lord bless you abundantly, today and everyday!