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). A social cistern contains friends, business associates, spouses, and children to be leveraged for our benefit only.
John offered a different way, one that would allow the flow of the Holy Spirit to all of our relationships. It’s called love: “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For any one who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother” (1 John 4:19-21). God calls us to the flow of self-sacrificial love.
Reclaim all your thirsty relationships for God with the quenching flow of the Living Water.
For more, watch The Restoration with Mitch Kruse, Episode 20: Living Water.
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