“He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water. But He was speaking here of the Spirit, Whom those who believed (trusted, had faith) in Him were afterward to receive. For the [Holy] Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified (raised to honor).” ~ John 7:38-39 (Amplified Bible)
What is living water? Living water has some characteristics that can represent the Christian believer. Living water is water that is purified through a process. The first thing that takes place after salvation is a process called “sanctification” (God setting you apart) and through that process, it’s simply God taking you from being who you are to who you are going to be. God begins the purification process immediately when you accept Him. His process of purification involves pain at times, people have to go, places have to be shut down, music has to change, hearts have to turn away from you and change takes place, it is godly and Biblical purification. When it comes to water, we would desire pure water and that’s what God expects of us, purity. We will never be perfect, but we should always be progressing which leads to the next characteristic of “living water” it’s on the move.
In the Book of Genesis the first thing recorded about the Holy Spirit is that He “moved” on the face of the water. (Genesis 1:2) God is always on the move! God is always doing something and the Spirit filled Christian will be like that. The Spirit filed Christian will be on the move; that Christian will be in Ministry, moving for God, constantly advancing. The Bible puts it this way: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Amplified). If you ever want to know if Jesus’ Spirit is at work in your life, check your purity level and your movement. Are you becoming more like Jesus and are you becoming someone that you never expected? If you are changing in a good way, in a godly way, in a Biblical way, the living water isn’t only in you, but it’s flowing through you. You bless people you don’t even know when living water is present, because of its flow, it moves and nobody can stop it because it’s living, not stagnant.
Father in Jesus Name, I come to You asking You for Your grace to be Spirit led, Spirit filled, Spirit overflowing. Holy Spirit come into my life in a new way, remove any stagnant areas of my walk with You. Increase my ability to love and serve You Lord Jesus. Show me what to do and how to be more godly. Change me that I can change another. Lord, use my life as living water that cannot be stopped by anything but constantly flows by people, changing them for Your glory and Your Gospel. May my lips be filled with praise and Your Gospel. Speak to me Lord in Jesus Name I thank You so much for ANSWERED prayer. Amen!