Are You Drinking From The Right Source?


My, Devotion to Him #3


VERSE PASSAGE: John 4:14 "but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” - NIV

Jesus painted a beautiful picture of salvation in this passage. The salvation Jesus brings is like an artesian spring which doesn't have to be pumped. It bubbles up constantly. Unfortunately, not every Christian's experience matches Jesus' description. Many people relate more to an old pump which has to be pumped and pumped. Just as a trickle of water comes, they have to rest. They lose their prime. The water stops. Then they have to start all over again.


Yet, Jesus said we would never thirst again. This doesn't mean that one drink satisfies us forever. But, as we continue to avail ourselves of this water of life daily, we will be constantly refreshed. The well of His life is there, but we must partake. The dryness in a Christian's life comes when we substitute other things for the living water that only Jesus can give. Anytime a Christian begins to thirst again, it is not a reflection on the living water that Jesus gives, but rather an indication that we have been drinking from some other source.


VERSE PASSAGE: Isaiah 12:3 "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." - NIV

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1. Jesus delights in salvation of others. 


2. The water that Christ gives us with be in us. 


3. Just as we feed our flesh everyday. We need to feed our spirit man everyday also. 


4. To prevent our life from becoming dye. We need to drink the living water daily.


VERSES USED:

1. John 4:14


2. Isaiah 12:3


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