Jesus said, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4: 13-14 KJV
Jesus also said, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John7:37-38 NIV
Wow! That is beautiful imagery! I love the picture of rivers of living water flowing from the heart of a believer.
When I learned that no-one lives up to God’s standards, I was convicted and comforted.
And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 NIV
I could not imagine ever feeling clean, ever looking into that murky mirror and seeing myself washed of the soul stains I had worn for so long. Learning that Jesus would forgive my sins if I confess them was huge for me.
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7 NIV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
These were not just words I took lightly, but a promise that made me so grateful I did not ever want to disappoint Him again, but I would, and I will. I will never be perfect, but I was and remain changed.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am inspired and have hope to do better because of God’s never-ending forgiveness, His unconditional love, and the work He is doing in me.
Philippians 1:6 says: “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
I am so grateful to a stranger who walked into my cafe and life one day and told me that I needed Jesus. One of the first verses I learned was John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Dear Lord, Thank you for each and every one of the readers of this blog. I pray you bless them and watch over them. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen