😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. How fresh is your water? Ezekiel 47:1-12 speaks to us about water that entered one side of the temple and exiting on the other side of the temple, under the threshold. From that point, a man measured off 1,000 cubits, to which they found themselves ankle-deep in the water. He measured another 1,000 cubits and they found themselves knee-deep in the water. Again, he measured off another 1,000 cubits, to which they were now waist-deep. One final time he measured 1,000 cubits. At this point the water was now a river that could not be crossed. It was fresh water that fed and abundantly nourished all the life it passed through, both plant and animal. The river, upon entering the sea, made the salty sea water fresh.
You are a temple in which God dwells. As God dwells within you, you have two choices.
1) Keep Him safe and secure within you.
2) Allow He who has flowed into you, to flow through and out of you.
Once we realize God is within us and how incredible that experience is, we never want to be without Him, which can cause us to hold on too tightly to Him. You may be thinking…”Is that a bad thing?” Actually, yes. Water is meant to flow. Christ is our living water. If you allow His living water to become stagnant within you, you’ll start to see a layer of scum appear and emit an odor. On the other hand, one benefit of flowing water is that it’s a cleansing agent. God’s intention in entering and consuming you is to fill you to overflow and flow forth into ALL those whom enter your life. Not just some…ALL. As His fresh living water flows through your living temple, you are nourished and used as a vessel to nourish others. It may start as a drip, that turns into a trickle. The trickle turns into a stream, that will continue to flow and become a river. For every life you flow and pour into, in turn will flow and pour into others. For one person, you may be the starting point for the drip in their life. For others, you may find that His living water you bring adds to their trickle, stream, or river.
Our God is not meant to be bottled up. Allow His living presence to flow in every nook and cranny of your life, washing you clean and draining away all the muck. Don’t be afraid to share His living water. As you pour into others, each one has a choice to make. They can either wipe it off or allow it to penetrate into the depths of their being. But we must allow them to make the choice. Don’t make the choice for them by not sharing His living water with them.
Bless others and be blessed.
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#MicahTyler – Amen