New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? 12 And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.
So I must apologize, I have been slacking!! Some changes are happening in my life and we are in pursue of a house to rent and work has been busy. In the mean time I seem to have put my writing aside a bit and I know that I need to prioritize things better so as not to begin back-sliding in the things of God. So, I am back and I will continue to push for at least 5 blogs a week. On that note, here is today’s blog:
Rivers of living water are suppose to flow from our bellies when we are walking with God. People should know right away that we are different in some way. They should also be able to detect that we bring life with us where ever we go. How is it that so many Christians are not portraying this? Is the water we carry with us fresh and untainted? Is it worthy to be shared so others may come to know this Jesus we carry in our hearts?
Let me just begin by saying simply, we once drew from the river of life, but now it seems as if we all draw from our own water supplies instead of seeking God for fresh water. Let me explain how I feel about water supplies. Once upon a time, long ago, there was one religion. One way of seeking God. One river which brought life to anyone who touched it. Is Christianity today having the same affect or does it seem stagnant and not worthy of even possessing? In my opinion, somehow we have gotten too far away from the main water supply and we are drawing from whatever suits our needs the best.
Not trying to step on any toes here are far as to religions, however, if we look at Christianity as a relationship then we all have to drink from the same well. God loves each person on this planet, equally. He desires for all mankind to come to know His Son and to be saved so that they may spend eternity in heaven. How is this going to happen if we are all on different pages and in different books? Christianity is a call for unity. A call to be free in the things of God. If this is to be proven true, then why are so many Christians in disagreement? If we all love Jesus then why is there so much separation?
There is only one answer that makes any sense…Satan has used the conquer and divide method very well. The more he can bind our thinking, the more confusion he brings to the body of Christ. So we think we have all the answers and we take our “portion” of living water and set ourselves apart from the unity of the body because we think we are more right than the next person. I feel that no matter what church we belong to, we should all be seeking the same water supply.
In conclusion, I just want to make it clear that it really does not matter how we get to God in the end, but it matters that we are all in the river of life when Jesus comes, not in our own little pool. The purpose of our lives is to love one another and spread the gospel, so how did things get so out of focus? We should not be focused on the number of people attending our churches but rather on the number of lives we can save from hell.