Do a little science experiment tonight. Get a glass and fill it with water. Note where the top of the water rests, and just let it set untouched in a room. After a few days you’ll see that the water will escape the cup. Not because of a leak or because someone took a drink, but because of a natural occurrence known as evaporation.
I think people experience evaporation in a spiritual sense. People sit too long and too far from the wellspring of God’s presence and they begin to lose spiritual substance. They feel run down, depleted, angry, impatient, and fearful. They find their spiritual cup almost empty, and end up doing things they would never have done normally.
If people would only turn to the Source of Life! He is the One who fills our spiritual cup again, and again, and again! It’s His presence and power in us that makes overcoming sin easy. It’s His Spirit in us that allows us to echo His love, His will, and His voice.
Take a moment and read Isaiah, chapter 55 today. It begins with the Lord calling to us by saying, “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink….” The benefits to those who come to the Lord are out of this world!
Whether it is spiritual evaporation, a dehydration of hope, or you’re just plan weary—Jesus is the refreshing you need. He is the Great Refresher and the River of Eternal Life.
“On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, ‘Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ (When he said ‘living water,’ he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.’” (John 7:37-39)
Let’s pray: Lord refresh me today. Holy Spirit abide in me and fill me with all the goodness of God. Strengthen my inner man, and multiply grace and knowledge to me. Let the great river of God flow in and through me, right now. Come Holy Spirit…fill my cup! In Jesus name, amen.