Living Waters, by Deborah Kirby
Living Waters

Living Waters

I awoke this morning extra parched, thinking I couldn't wait to get downstairs for my tall glass of water. Another one of my perhaps odd habits is to drink a tall glass of water first thing in the morning. This morning I craved it!

As I sat down with my glass of water, with my Father's Word upon my lap, I could not help but think of the spiritual parallels. John 7:38 reads "He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But then we find that it is possible to neglect or forsake the Fountain of Living Waters, as found in Jeremiah 2:13 --- "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns -- broken cisterns that can hold no water."

Just recently I was talking to a dear friend of mine. She shared that she had begun drinking lots of water, instead of the usual substitutes such as juices, teas, and sodas. She said that the more she drank the water initially, the more her body seemed to crave it. She had become dehydrated on the substitutes.

This is an excellent visual of what we, as Christians, can find ourselves doing. Many of His people are "hewning" themselves into vessels that can hold no water. We are attempting to satisfy our thirst elsewhere. We are not looking to Him to do thing. We are captivated by the things of the world and distracted by all things "popular". The Lord called the neglect of Him and the hewning themselves broken cisterns evil.

We wonder to ourselves why we are tapped out, frustrated, and fighting worry and doubt in the days we live. Perhaps we have forsaken the Fountain of Living Water and we don't even realize just how spiritually parched we are.

I encourage you today to return to His fountain and drink deeply of His Word and His presence. His Word promises, "If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink." John 7:37.

Friend, if you find yourself tapped out, frustrated, or fighting worry and doubt, recognize these are symptoms of spiritual thirst and RUN to His fountain!

As I close this post, I want to strongly encourage you to sit and read Jeremiah 2. Read the entire chapter and let Father speak to you. It is addressed to Israel, but it's application to us in America is astonishing and will no doubt provoke an internal check within the reader. Verse 19 is for America in this present hour. The chapter is a powerful Scripture as Father shares His heart. Take the time! It will profit you!

Have a blessed day WITH Him!
Deborah

 

I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old, and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word, and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ. I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all things, Give Him Praise!

You can visit Deborah at www.joyinthemorning.com.

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