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Our number 22 Christmas devotion uses the color green for a Christmas object lesson with Bible verses to help us keep our focus on the true
reason for the season! Each day
snap a photo of each item for a visual and use as a photo challenge on Social
Media, or with your family, small group, friends or just for yourself. It’s a fun way to enjoy the presence of
Christ each and every day as we look towards celebrating His birthday!
How often do we look at a glass half empty rather than half full? Even a glass half empty can be a positive occurrence...it shows that someone is drinking!
Water is one of the few things that can actually quench our thirst. Here in this verse Jesus point to a balance that takes place in our lives when He becomes our Living Water quenching our spiritually parched lives and flowing into the lives of others.
A fountain...it's a constant flow of water. Can a fountain of Living Water actually flow in our lives? The answer is simple...YES!
Life is so hard to balance. We want to do it all and do it well, but something seems to always fall to the wayside and not get done.
There lies the key to balance - it's not in the "doing," but in the "being." Balance comes when we are allowing Christ to both fill us and pour us.
Being filled - "if anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink".
Yes, this comes at the point of our receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but it does not stop there. We are to be continually "filled" with His Holy Spirit.
"And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18
This occurs as we choose to abide in Jesus - spending time in His presence allowing Him to fill us.
But also, we are to be poured - "from His innermost being will flow rivers of living water."
How many times have we left our coffee cup or a glass filled with something left sitting for days on end? I tend to do this often, and trust me, I do not wish to drink it after it has been sitting so long!
God did not mean for us to be filled with Him and left to sit. We are to be allowing Him to flow in and through our lives, overflowing and pouring into the lives of others for His glory. When others see the evidence, the fruit of the Spirit in us, our lives will make others thirsty for what we have - Jesus!
As you see or drink water today, let it be a reminder of this balance in our spiritual lives. And if you have never tasted of this Living Water - Jesus, why not seek Him today for your thirsty soul. He promises that if we seek Him with our whole heart, He will be found! (Jeremiah 29:13)
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