But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” — John 4:14 NET
If you are a true believer in Christ, your new life will become a spring of water in you. Wherever you go, into the driest desert, into the hottest plain, far away from the means of grace and from spiritual privileges, into the dark paths of sorrow–your life shall not waste nor fail, for its fountain is within you. It is not fed from without, nor is it dependent upon ordinances and ‘means of grace’ as sources of nourishment along the way. The fountain of your life, your comfort, your joy, your strength–is fed from the mountains of heaven, from the fullness of Christ; hence it can never waste. Thus from this well of water in the heart of the Christian, flows out a perpetual stream of life, with blessing for the world.
If you can be only a little spring, with but water enough to fill a pilgrim’s cup, do not be discouraged; be the sweet blessing that you can be, and thank God for the privilege. Yet Jesus says that “rivers of living water” shall flow from this well in him who believes–not a mere trickling rill–but large rivers, to bless a whole community. We should not be satisfied with any small measure of usefulness. We should seek to bear much fruit. We should always abound in the work of the Lord. We should seek to be the largest blessing we can be.
Daily Comfort - July 7
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