Sunday, September 25, 2005

John 7:37

The citizens of Jerusalem were celebrating the Feast of Booths (Tabernacle) and for some reason, had a tradition of pouring out water.

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Any man who thirsts, let him come to me and drink!"

Any one of us can go to Jesus if we are thirsty. But there are so many things competing for our appetites; entertainment, food, sports, gossip, envy, the approval of others, status. But we must find our satisfaction in going to Jesus.

We must know Him. The scriptures tell of Him, yet they are not an end of itself like the Pharisees thought, but the map to understand and know Jesus. The written word leads us to the living word.

Pray the Word. Talk to Jesus about what He says. It will awaken your heart and change you.

But, it takes time. Deep calls unto deep. Becoming deeper in Him takes time. Give Him some part of your day. Let Him interrupt your schedule, not your schedule interrupt Him. (Note to self. . . )

Guess what will happen when we go for deep, to be wells of living water? Out of us flow rivers. Rivers.

For me as a writer, it makes me realize that as I spend time with Jesus, letting Him become a living well in me, rivers will flow out and onto my written pages. Creativity, truth, life, inspiration. That's what I want in my writing - for it to be a river of living water.

What about you? Room for a river or two in your life? ;)


Heather Diane Tipton said...

Hey this is cool. I love it.

ValMarie said...

This was good, Rachel. Thank you for sharing. It gave me a lot to think about. :-)

Christine Lynxwiler said...

Thanks, Rachel. I needed that reminder. I want the same thing in my writing and in my life!