As a result of the first sin, we have compartmentalized God and dammed the flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When we compartmentalize, we create boundaries that did not previously exist in God’s design, and we become god in each compartment of our lives. Consequently, through the prophet Jeremiah, God said, “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water” (Jeremiah 2:13).
Jesus Christ provided His Spirit to live through those who fully surrender their hearts and lives to Him (John 7:37-39). God never intended for us to make cisterns. Rather, He designed all of life as an opportunity to release the Holy Spirit in us as we drink from the Spring of Living Water. Flow has always been His design.
Where have you created a cistern? Is it in your body, your finances, your thoughts, your worship, or your relationships? Experience the flow of the Living Water.
For more, watch The Restoration with Mitch Kruse, Episode 20: Living Water.
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