John 7:38 – “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” (NASB)
"I'm not sure what's wrong," a customer called me to investigate why her water pressure seemed to have slowed down to a trickle. I went into her basement to see if I could find the problem. I knew right away when I saw the galvanized pipe that ran all around her house. Over the years, the pipes had become clogged with rust and debris to the point where the pipe was reduced to about a 1/8 inch opening making it impossible for the water to flow at the pressure and amount the pipe was designed for. Today's verse speaks of believing in Christ and from our innermost being will flow rivers of living water However, just like the pipe, our lives can become so clogged with this and that that we no longer flow like we used to. The rivers of water that should flow out of us have been reduced to a trickle, and therefore, we must spend time unclogging the pipes. We had to replace all of her piping with new lines and the flow and pressure returned to normal. In fact, it was better than normal. Clearing out the garbage in our "pipes" of life will allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us in measures we can't even imagine. So, what do you say? Want to buy some pipe cleaners?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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