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THIS SERIES: LIVING IN THE OVERFLOW
Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said,
rivers of living water will flow from within them.
There are three more things about receiving the living waters (see the other posts in this series).
1.) We need to believe in Jesus, which is defined by Strong’s Concordance as ‘to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, to place confidence in, or to put trust in’. This believing is a choice, rather than a feeling, or a spiritual ‘state’. We choose to believe that Jesus is who He says He is, and that He will do what He says He will do.
2.) We need to be thirsty. People living in hot countries know all about thirst, and the necessity of regular access to clean water. For those of us living in cooler spots, hydration can be often overlooked, with many of us apparently chronically dehydrated. We are frequently urged to drink more water, which is commonly not our drink of choice. However, those who have started to increase their water intake often report that the more they drink, the more they want. Likewise, we can stimulate our spiritual thirst by spending time with Jesus.
3.) It is a gift. When gifts are offered, the only expectation of the recipient is to receive it with thanksgiving. This means there is nothing we can do to earn this gift. No amount of labouring in prayer, fasting, being good or any other effort on our part will make us worthy of it. That has already been done for us through the cross.
All we need to do is simply ask…
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