“The Springs of Life” flow from a well-guarded heart.
Proverbs 4:23 (AMPC);
“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard for out of it flows The Springs of Life.”
“The Springs of Life” is the Protected Reservoir of God’s Presence housed within our hearts through Jesus Christ. Once we are “Born Again,” it becomes our “sacred duty” to keep “The Springs of Life,” Holy and Pure, flowing freely through our lives, Quenching the thirst of a world parched from the pressures and distractions of life.
ARE YOU THIRSTY?
Exhausted and thirsty, the sun beats down on her face, and the jar is heavy, yet she has grown accustomed to this grueling routine. Usually, no one is at the well during this time of the day; looking ahead, she is startled to see a man sitting there. With apprehension clouding her thoughts, she moves slowly towards the well. Un-prepared for what occurs next, she wonders, ‘Who might this stranger be?’
John 4:10-15 (TPT);
“Jesus replied, ‘If you only knew Who I Am and The Gift that God wants to give you-you’d ask Me for a Drink, and I would give to you Living Water.” “The woman replied, ‘But sir, you don’t even have a bucket and this well is very deep. so where do you find this Living Water?” “Do you really think that you are greater than our ancestor Jacob who dug this well and drank from it himself, along with his children and livestock?” “Jesus answered, ‘If you drink from Jacob’s well you’ll be thirsty again and again,” “but if anyone drinks The Living Water I give them, they will never thirst again and will be forever satisfied! For when you drink The Water I Give you it becomes a Gushing Fountain of The Holy Spirit, Springing Up and Flooding You with Endless Life!” “The woman replied, ‘Let me drink that water so I’ll never be thirsty again, and won’t have to come back here to draw water.”
In this beautiful story of God’s Revelation Grace, Mercy, and Redemption, Jesus Christ offers the Samaritan woman at the well, “Living Water,” “Springs of Salvation,” that she doesn’t know she needs but has been thirsting for all along! The result? Drinking deeply of “The Springs of Life,” she boldly shares the “Good News” with the rest of her village, and they Believe!
John 4:42 (TPT);
“Then the Samaritans said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you told us, but now we’ve heard Him ourselves and are convinced that He is The True Savior of the world!”
When “The Springs of Life” flow from a pure heart, they become a “Gusher of Life” to the world around us! The Samaritan woman’s village is transformed by the heart of a True Worshipper!
John 4:23-24 (MEV);
“Yet the hour is coming, and is now here, when the True Worshippers will worship The Father in Spirit and in Truth.” “For The Father seeks such to worship Him.” “God is Spirit, and those who Worship Him must Worship Him in Spirit and Truth.”
A guarded heart is a heart that Worships The Lord “in Spirit and Truth!”
HOW DO WE GUARD OUR HEARTS?
My friend, we find the priceless answer to this lifelong question in Ephesians 6:14 (TPT);
“Put on Truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in Triumph. Put on Holiness as the Protective Armor that covers your heart.”
The Amplified Bible unlocks Ephesians 6:14 even further for us;
“So stand firm and hold your ground, HAVING TIGHTENED THE WIDE BAND OF TRUTH (personal integrity, moral courage) AROUND YOUR WAIST and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (an upright heart).”
Walking in truth provides us with the “personal integrity and moral courage” that it takes to stand victoriously in life. The Bible Directs us to “Put On The Breastplate of Righteousness,” which is a “Holy Upright Heart Before God.” As the Components of our Spiritual Armor come securely into place, “The Springs of Life” flow freely through us. Bringing Truth that Transforms the environment around us.
TRUTH THAT TRANSFORMS
“The Truth that Transforms” the Samaritan woman’s village starts with the transparency of her heart to answer The Lord’s request truthfully!
John 4:16-18 (TPT);
“Jesus said,” Go get your husband and bring him back here.” “But I’m not married,” the woman answered. “That’s true,” Jesus said.” “for you’ve been married five times, and now you’re living with a man who is not your husband. You have told the truth.”
HOW ABOUT US, MY FRIEND?
Are we “Worshipping The Lord in Spirit and Truth?” Answering His requests transparently and truthfully?
Do “The Springs of Life,” flow freely through our hearts, bringing transformation to those around us?
Are we committed to “Guard our hearts with all vigilance and above all that we guard?”
When the Samaritan woman honestly answers The Lord’s request, the Purity of her heart is revealed as she Worships The Lord “in Spirit and Truth.”
THE PRESENCE OF TRUTH
There is something about “The Presence of Truth” that is Transforming. It is also Comforting, Cleansing, and Compelling at the same time! Especially when “The Springs of Life” flow unhindered from someone who has had their “innocence restored!”
Colossians 1:20 (TPT);
“And by The Blood of His Cross, Everything in Heaven and Earth is brought back to Himself – back to it’s innocence again.”
My friend, The Crimson Flow of Divine Love that Bled out from The Broken Body of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, restores us “back to innocence again!” He paid a GREAT PRICE for “The Springs of Life,” to flow freely through our lives! The truth is all of us like the Samaritan woman encounters The Lord at “The Well of Our Need.” He waits at this “place of decision” to offer us His “Living Water” in exchange for the unquenchable thirst of our humanity. A longing that is never satisfied apart from “The One True God!” WHO IS “THE SPRINGS OF LIFE!”
THE SPRINGS OF SALVATION
Perhaps you are at “The Springs of Salvation” today, my friend. “The Well of Need,” and you know it’s time to decide to drink “The Living Water” of Eternal Life. The innocence you have lost and mourned is waiting to be restored to you again. If you are ready for “The Springs of Life” to flow freely through your heart, please join me in repeating out loud the following prayer of salvation. A prayer of commitment to God lets the whole world know you are His!
“Jesus come live in my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I repent for the sins of my past and denounce my former way of living without You. I now receive “The Living Water of Eternal Life.” Thank You Jesus That I am Born Again! Restored to innocence again!”
CONGRATULATIONS, MY FRIEND! YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF THE ONE TRUE LIVING GOD AND MY BROTHER OR SISTER IN THE LORD!
John 8:31-32 (MEV);
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed in Him. ‘If you remain in My Word, then you are truly My disciples.” “You shall know the truth, and The Truth shall set you free.”
Be Strong and Live Free with “The Springs of Life” flowing through you……..Boldly For Him!
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