Saturday, October 1, 2016

LIVING STREAMS

     Trish and Bill Sinclair are pastors of Living Streams Church in Woodland Park, Colorado. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons the church doors are open to anyone in need of food. Free clothing in all sizes, from infant to adult, is also available. Donated articles flow in and are quickly chosen. The Sinclair's ministry to both physical and spiritual lack blesses so many. Living Streams is a perfect name for their church.

     We can't live without water. The Lord Jesus, travelling through the town of Sychar, stopped for a drink at Jacob's well. He asked the Samaritan woman who came along to give him a drink. He needed the natural water she could draw for Him. She needed the spiritual water He offered to her.

     The lady did not understand how this Man could give her water that would be a well within her "springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14 KJV); water that would quench her spiritual thirst for ever. She may have heard the words Jeremiah wrote describing the Lord as the fountain of living waters." (Jeremiah 17:13)

     The words Christ spoke became life to her. She realized He was the Messiah her people were waiting for when He told facts about her past only God could reveal. She had hoped to find love and happiness in relationships that had not satisfied. Only One can meet that inner longing that everyone experiences.

     Isaiah 12:3 invites us to draw water from the wells of salvation with joy. When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour, the precious Holy Spirit comes to live within us. Jesus said we will have rivers of living water flowing out of us. Each believer is refreshed by the waters within and their flow can minister to the spiritaul thirst of the ones around us.

     The Apostle John had a revelation of a river of pure, life-giving water flowing from the throne of God. (Revelation 22:1) Everyone who chooses may receive this water and enjoy the life Christ died to give us.

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