“The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow deep within him.” (John 7:38)
Looking at a landscape you might not know that there is an underground river running silently below, providing a source of life-giving water. On occasion we might see an artesian well bubbling up from below, indicating a water source to refresh life on the surface. Such sources of water below provide resilience for the life expressions above.
Jesus spoke of how those who believe in Him will have streams of living water flowing deep within. John commented that Jesus was speaking of the Holy Spirit who was given later.
Faith in Jesus brings the Holy Spirit. He comes and resides within the heart, mind, and soul of the one who believes. We could never describe all that the Spirit does within us, but we do know that He becomes an unending Source of life, power, and refreshing. He provides the water of life that gives us resilience that sustains life. As flowing water is a source for electricity, the Spirit’s movement within us provides us with spiritual energy, spiritual power for God-sized tasks. The presence of the Spirit provides us with a spiritual refreshment that brings us renewal like an oasis in life’s journey.
Lord, Whether or not we perceive it, may Your Spirit within us flow and produce the life, energy, and refreshment we need for this day. Amen.