Today’s Reading: John 7
John 7 is another glorious invitation that Jesus provides to the people. There was probably not a single day that went by where Jesus didn’t invite people to salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life. If you go back to John 4, He invites the woman at the well. “ The water that I give you is eternal or living water. Drink of this water, and you will never thirst again.” Chapter 6 Lynden talked about the “bread of life.”
As I read about the importance of small things from Lynden yesterday, I love how he highlighted the importance of bread. Today we are going to talk about the simplicity and necessity of water. Did you know that over 60% of your body is water? That over 70% of your brain and heart is made up of water. As adults, it is recommended that we drink 2.7 – 3.7 liters of water daily. How much are you drinking?
John 7: 37-39 reads, “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture said, from his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’
Are you thirsty? Have you ever been dehydrated? Research shows how madness can set in when you have not had water after some time. I connect this with not having Jesus in our lives as not having water. Think of where you might be?
Three verbs stick out in this invite. When you think about evangelism, it makes sense.
- Thirst – Recognizing your condition. Realizing that you are apart from God, you will always want something to drink.
- Come – trust in Him, abandon sin and turn towards God.
- Drink – live with Him each day. Surrender daily.
The last awesome part that convicts me in this scripture is the last line that reminds us that from our innermost being will flow rivers of living water.
This is where my picture connects. There are many days that I’m just like the bucket taking it all in and just sitting there—just getting my fill. Jesus wants us to be a river sharing the living water with others just like He did every day.
Who will you share with the Living Water with today?
Have a blessed day!