Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, “Rivers of Living water will flow from his heart.” —John 7:38 (NLT)
Who God is and what He has accomplished at Calvary, makes my life not about me. Jesus died so I might live for others. He loves me so I can love others unconditionally. He forgives me so I can forgive those who have hurt me. His loving grace is offered to everyone. Not just me. And now that I have received His love, I choose to allow it to flow freely through me so He can change the hearts of others. He calls me daily to be His unstoppable river of love.
“The river of the Spirit of God overcomes all obstacles,” Oswald Chambers shares in Diffusiveness of Life from My Utmost for His Highest. “Never get your eyes on the obstacle or on the difficulty. The obstacle is a matter of indifference to the river which will flow steadily through you if you remember to keep right at the Source. Never allow anything to come between yourself and Jesus Christ, no emotion, or experience; nothing must keep you from the one great sovereign Source.”
“Anyone who believes in me,” Jesus implores, “may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:38, NLT). If I believe in Jesus, I have unhindered access to His living water. If I drink from His Source, I shall flow with His love. No obstacle or difficulty will hinder me.
“Think of the healing and far-flung rivers nursing themselves in our souls!” Oswald Chambers continues in Diffusiveness of Life. “God has been opening up marvelous truths to our minds, and every point He has opened up is an indication of the wider power of the river He will flow through us. If you believe in Jesus, you will find that God has nourished in you mighty torrents of blessing for others.”
I am called to live and flow with His love. When I am nourished and filled at the Source, I receive His unstoppable grace which overcomes any obstacle in its path. When God flows freely in my life, He flows from me into areas that I cannot even see. As I give myself away, I receive more and more from Him, and those who draw His living water shall receive the freedom of His grace with which He has blessed my life.
Is it possible for me to be such a torrent of blessing? If He remains my source, out of my life streams of living water shall flow. It is His promise.
© 2017 Lynn Lacher