A Trickling Stream

A Trickling Stream

By Brian C. Collins

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”  John 7:38

“A river reaches places which its source never knows.” (Oswald Chambers)

Jesus told us how we can be rivers of living water to those around us and beyond, not knowing how far the river will travel.  I know this is true.  I wonder how much living water has flowed from me?  How often have we witnessed to others for Christ?  Do we always live our lives as if we believe what Jesus said?   How much have we really tried to live in obedience to God’s Word?

Yes, I have witnessed. I know, praise the Lord, that He has used me to touch lives.  I’m not calling into question anyone’s efforts to spread the Gospel. What I am questioning, is how many more could we have touched in the past if we had opened up more to Christ and His Word?  

Am I wide open to receive the message of God’s Word, in a dedicated daily diet of study. So that from me rivers of living water can flow to those in need?  Or am I reluctant and distracted, just peaking into the Bible briefly; creating a mere crack for a tiny trickling stream to leak out and touch a minuscule amount of people.

Oh, Father let me be a river of Living water for You, not a week trickling stream.

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