Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” – John 7:38
I lived for many years in a desert. A desert is a truly beautiful landscape. I relate to the desert because desert landscapes and animals can sustain themselves in the harshest of conditions. One of the most fascinating things about it is that even in long periods of time with little or no rain, it is easy to find the pathways where life-giving water has flowed or pooled… channels cut deep into the rock, black marks showing the borders of streams and waterfalls, and odd shapes chiseled by flowing water. Most importantly, you can find trees and flowers, plants and other signs of life along the path where water has flowed before. Their roots dig deep below the rock and sand to find the remaining water that sustains them during the periods of drought.
I pray that my life is like that. Even in times of hardship, I want people to be able to look at me and see God’s watermarks. I want Christ to be recognizable in me, no matter what circumstances surround me. Even if my life looks like a barren wasteland from the outside looking in, I hope that I can show the world that God refreshes me often with his living water. I want them to see proof of my faith that the rains will come again, and when they do, they will flow and pool right here.
Dear God, even if my day is barren and dry today, please help me to show others that your living water flows through me. Let your watermarks show without any words from my mouth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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