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Do you know what this meant?

Updated on July 29, 2012

Drink for the fountain of life

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Do you know what this meant to the Israelites in Jesus’ day?

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” John 7:37 New International Version

Do you know what this meant to the Israelites in Jesus’ day?

It reminded them of the forty years they spent wandering through the desert. As you can imagine, there was not plenty of water in the desert. When they would find an oasis they would stampede into it and with great joy engorge themselves in the life giving sweet liquid.

Think of a time when you were really thirsty? When you took a drink of cool refreshing water, didn’t envelope your whole body with a pleasant sensation?

Well now, think of what Jesus was saying. When we give our heart, mind and body to Him, He will bless us with His all encompassing love. The Holy Spirit will refresh our spirit, mind and body just as the sweet cool liquid refreshes your body on a hot day and your throat is parched dry.

As we continue along our journey with Christ the Holy Spirit will change our hearts and minds. We will become in closer union with Christ. As we do, we will dedicate our hearts, mind and spirit to Him. This will draw us in even closer to Him. Of course ultimately this will draw us into Heaven where with the purest joy He will give us to drink daily, minute by minute of Christ’s divine, pure and beautiful love. Oh such sweet and precious will that water be.

The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God. Hubert van Zeller

Do you drink freely from the never ending supply of Christ’s sweet pure spring of life?Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38 New Internation Version

Prayer: I humbly request my beloved the privilege of drinking from Your sweet water that You so graciously offer for free. I ask in the name of the living water, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi teaches

      Yes simple acts can have long lasting affects.

      Good for you.

      God bless you.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I often think of the verse that states when we give someone a drink of water we will no wise lose our reward. It meant we were giving someone life. I always offer bottled water to those who service our home, I hear the voice of Jesus stating this to me -- it's how he reaches out to men who are thirsty for truth. Love your hub here and thanks for posting.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi Abrushing.

      Thank you for your comment.

      God bless you.

    • Abrushing1968 profile image

      Aaron Rushing 

      6 years ago from USA- Florida

      John 4:14

      14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

      Good hub Bro,

      ABR

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi tirelesstraveller. Yes we need to drink that spiritual water every day in order to continue on Christ's way.

      I am very happy you can use this in your Christian walk Michel.

      Thank you for your comments.

      God bless you.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi tirelesstraveller. Yes we need to drink that spiritual water every day in order to continue on Christ's way.

      I am very happy you can use this in your Christian walk Michel.

      Thank you for your comments.

      God bless you.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am sure I can use this!

      God bless you.

    • tirelesstraveler profile image

      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      I am with Bob on rehydrating. It's almost humorous that I am always telling people to drink water, while I drink of the spirit daily, I don't always encourage others as I should. What an interesting opening to a conversation. " Have you hydrated your soul today"? Must give it a try. I believe Jesus even used that one.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Hi Bob

      Thank you.

      I am happy they FINALLY got some rain back home. They really needed it,

      God bless you.

    • Civil War Bob profile image

      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good hub, Joe...voted up, useful, beautiful, interesting. Rehydrating with the Spirit is a good theme for the drought-ridden USA these days, both physically and spiritually.

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