Living Water

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.

Jeremiah 2:13

There don’t have to be“dry spells” in the Christian life, and yet we all experience them. “Dry spells” have to do with how we feel, not what is true. So when we feel “arid” in our heart, it’s important to remember that God said He would be like an artesian well in the life of a believer. Artesian wells bubbled forth with a cold, fresh, never-ending supply of water from the depths of the earth, quenching any thirst and always satisfying. This is the picture of the spiritual refreshment that belongs to the person in whom the Holy Spirit resides. Have you ever heard people say they are experiencing a dry spell in their Christian life? What am I really saying when I say that? 

Am I saying the Lord ran out of water? Don’t let that thought cross your mind, the fountain of living waters residing within you can never be reduced to a trickle. You don’t need to run elsewhere trying to find sources of spiritual refreshment. Conferences, retreats, and books can all bring encouragement; but if you are a Christian, the source of living water already resides within you, and that’s encouraging! Don’t exchange the living fountain from Jesus for a man-made cistern that cannot hold lasting water. Why would you exchange an artesian well for a broken water tank? Artesian wells do not dry up. Broken cisterns do. If you are experiencing a feeling of spiritual dryness strive towards finding your source of spiritual refreshment from an eternal source. Jesus extended an invitation to you when He said: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). Come to him and drink… let your “dry spell” drive you to him, he never left, did he? (no.)

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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