“But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”John 4: 14 (AMP)
I know this past year has been much different than anyone of us could have ever anticipated. And I’m sure like me you have experienced a range of emotions and feelings regarding what was happening. If we’re not careful, we can allow what’s going on around us to impact how we think, feel, or act. It can also cause us to become disconnected from God which leads to a feeling of emptiness on the inside that can only be filled by Him. Honestly, I’ve been in this place the past few months. I went to church, prayed, read my Word but still felt detached. I couldn’t quite explain it but the Holy Spirit used a situation this weekend to shift me back into alignment.
As I was getting ready for the day, I realized that the shirt I wanted to wear needed to be ironed. While ironing my shirt, I began pressing the steam button to iron out the stubborn wrinkles. I kept pressing the button but no steam. I became frustrated because this was a fairly new iron and it was working properly the last time I used it. I finally checked the water level and realized that the reservoir was completely empty. After refilling the reservoir with water I’m sure you know what happened next-I was able to iron my shirt with steam.
Immediately, the Holy Spirit told me to check my reservoir because it was running on empty. I prayed but not like I should; I went to church-sometimes; I talked to God but not consistently. I realized that I slowly began watching TV more than I was spending time with God. No wonder my tank was running low and I was feeling disconnected, I wasn’t doing much to fill it or stay connected. But I thank God for conviction and that He doesn’t let us get too far away from Him before He begins to prick our hearts. I thank God that He continues to knock on the door of our hearts to remind us that He is waiting on us to acknowledge Him and let Him in (Rev. 3:20). I thank God that He never gives up on us even when we’ve left Him (Ps. 94:14). I thank God that as soon as I call upon His name, He is quick to hear me and fill me (Ps. 145:18).
Friends, I want to remind you that this is not the time to retreat or give up. We’re in a spiritual battle and the enemy is trying his best to keep us detached from the Source. I encourage you to continue the course, stay connected to God and your well will never run dry!
Remember that God loves you and so do I!
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