標 題： 活 水
經 節： 因為我的百姓做了兩件惡事，就是離棄我這活水的泉源，為自己鑿出池子，是破裂不能存水的池子。（耶利米書二章13節）
For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the
fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns–broken cisterns that
can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13)
There should never be “dry spells” in the Christian life. God said that
He would be like an artesian well in the life of a believer. Artesian wells
bubbled forth with a cold, fresh, never-ending supply of water from the depths
of the earth, quenching any thirst and always satisfying. This is the picture
of the spiritual refreshment that belongs to the person in whom the Holy Spirit
Have you ever heard people say they are experiencing a dry spell in
their Christian life? What are they saying? Are they saying that the Lord ran
out of water? It should never cross your mind that the fountain of living
waters residing within you should ever be reduced to a trickle. You don’t need
to run all over the country trying to find sources of spiritual refreshment.
Conferences, retreats, and books can all bring encouragement, but if you are a
Christian, the source of living water already resides within you.
Have you exchanged the living fountain for man-made cisterns that cannot
hold water? Why would you exchange an artesian well for a broken water tank?
Artesian wells do not dry up. Broken cisterns do. If you are experiencing
spiritual dryness right now, is it because you have been attempting to find
your source of spiritual refreshment from man-made sources, which will fail you
every time? Jesus extended an invitation to you when He said: “If anyone
thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (John 7:37). Have you been refreshed by
the living water only Jesus can provide?