Innermost Being

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

—John 7:38

 

It seems that I have been noticing birds a lot lately.

This afternoon, my husband was watering a section of our yard that had very little grass.

Having recently planted grass seed in that area, he wanted to make sure it had enough irrigation to grow.

I watched a mocking bird fly up into a tree just past the water that was shooting up in streams from the hose on the ground.

As he sat there looking at the water, I was able to get a few photos of him.

As believers of Jesus, rivers of living water flow from us.

Our lives are different.

Other people are watching us.

At work they see us, talk to us, notice how we respond to everyday situations.

At school, at the store, at a ballgame, in church, on a train, in a grocery store line.

Our families watch us at home–at the dinner table, at the family reunion, when we are tired, when we are energetic, when we are happy, when we are sad.

Are they seeing the rivers of living water?

Through everything that happens–as believers of Jesus, we have the opportunity to show that living water is flowing from our lives.

 

 

 

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Living Water Will Flow

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It’s one of my favorite places.

Nestled in a soft, rolling landscape, a wooden bridge–strong, but weathered–stands above a waterfall.

Being in a sub-tropical area, the foliage this time of year is thick and green with life.

Even though it is December, the flowers and emerald leaves mimic the summer with a lush performance.

The sound of the water cascading down on the flat rocks is soothing and inviting.

It is the perfect place for quiet thoughts and inner reflection.

Jesus said,

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

–John 7:38

Like the waterfall beneath the bridge, lives are changed when the living water of Jesus flows from the hearts of those who love Him.

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