Water! The necessary component of all living matter for survival. The living cells of every plant, animal, and human are dependent upon that one essential element for their healthy existence.
As necessary as it is for our body to be nourished with water to thrive and stay physically healthy, it is even more necessary for our spirit and soul to be filled with the Living Waters of the Lord to thrive and stay spiritually healthy.
The Lord woos us to His watering place, His well of restoration. For He is that cool refreshment in the midst of an arid desert of circumstance. He is that oasis of refuge, that wellspring of resting, transforming that desolate desert into green pastures and still waters.
David said, “There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High,” (Psalm 46:4 NKJV) and this “river of God is full of water.” (Psalm 65:9 NKJV)
Near the end of the book of Revelation, John describes these waters as the “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, coming forth out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.” (Revelation 22:1 NKJV) Living Waters from the throne, a continuous flow from God as the Fountain of Life.
That Fountain of Life is within you and is greater than your circumstances, greater than your depression, greater than your grief, greater than your debt, greater than any circumstances, greater even than your yourself.
When your soul is depleted and parched from the incessant trials of life, when you’re bone tired from your dusty, wilderness journey, and your bucket of life is empty, when you long desire to hear the words of comfort and feel the Lord’s presence, do you know where to go to refill your bucket, to quench your spiritually shriveled soul, to regain your strength?
Do you ask yourself as the woman at the well asked Jesus, “So how are you going to get this ‘living water’?” (John 4:11Msg)
All your springs of peace, comfort, joy, grace, and all else you need are in God. Therefore, nourish yourself and drink from that “water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14 NKJV)
The Lord says to you, “Come, leave the rushing highways of your anxieties and rest in Me. Exchange the roar of the waves of life for the Still Small Voice, found only in the quietness of stilled waters. Come, dip you vessel into the banks of the Living Waters of My refreshment and taste their sweetness.
“Let My peace flow through you as those Living Waters out of the Rock. Let My Spirit bubble up within you and work in you a new thing. Come, rest with Me, and I will restore your soul and pour out the blessings of My peace and joy.”
Oh, my sweet friend, God has given you His restorative Living Waters, as the fountain of forgiveness, the wellspring of peace and joy, the reservoir of the Holy Spirit. It is always there, just waiting for you to dip your pail deep into His overflow, to refresh your spirit and your soul!
“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 7:37b-38 NKJV
The river of God is full of water. Come, drink of the Living Waters to your heart’s delight!
By Lynn Mosher
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