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Springs of Living Water

Has a nation ever exchanged its gods? Yet my people have exchanged their[d] Glory for useless idols. Be appalled at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly desolated! This is the Lord’s declaration. For my people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves—cracked cisterns that cannot hold water. Jeremiah 2:11-13

God promised that there should never be “dry spells” in the Christian life for He is the fountain of living water. God said that anyone who is thirsty and would come to Him by faith will never be thirsty again. Jesus, on the last day of the Festival of Tabernacles declared, “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” (John 7:37-38). He would be like a well in the life of a believer quenching any thirst and always satisfying. This is the image God wants to convey to those who will choose Him over other gods. There will be spiritual refreshment that belongs to the person in whom the Holy Spirit resides. The reason why we experience “dry spell” in our Christian life is because there is a part in us that is never satisfied. Then, we move away from the real source of satisfaction. It is not that God’s living water has run out, it is us that turned to worthless idols. “This is what the Lord says: What fault did your fathers find in me that they went so far from me, followed worthless idols, and became worthless themselves?” (Jeremiah 2:5). When we stop recounting and reciting the mighty acts of salvation, we will stop asking “Where is the Lord?” (Jeremiah 2:6a). Do not forget the love that saved us. This is why it is always good to be reminded regularly for the salvation we have in Jesus Christ. Tell and declare the saving acts of God in history. Remember what God has done in your life. The road to spiritual adultery begins when you stop celebrating the love of God. It should never cross your mind that the fountain of living water residing within you will trickle into drops. In fact, God’s promise is that the living water will well-up for the purpose is not just to benefit us but through our lives, others will be refreshed because they see our lives lived out for God. “Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14). Do not exchange God’s fountain of living water to “cisterns for themselves—cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.”


Noel De Guzman

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