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 slowed to a trickle. 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 that the pipe was reduced to about a 1/8-inch opening making it impossible for the water to flow at the pressure needed. 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 debris 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 the 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?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
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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