Pastor's Post for June

As summer arrives, we all must take precautions to stay hydrated. Yes, we must drink a lot of water because in hotter months our body loses water through sweat. Other times we may be in the yard working or at the beach with a nice breeze blowing and not realize we need water. Symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, inability to pass water and in some cases the inability to talk. We can live weeks without food but only days without water.

On this note, I was reminded of another type of living water that is just as crucial to our spiritual life. Jesus calls it "living water" which He uses to refer to the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to read His words here:

(John 7:37-39 NLT) 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.”

Notice appeals to those in need. We all have times of dryness in our walk with God and we must go to the Holy Spirit to refill our hearts. This is accomplished through honest prayer and seeking Him. Secondly, Jesus offers an invitation for you and I to “come and drink.” No matter who you are or where you are with Jesus you can come to Him. You can talk to Him and you can be filled with the peace and power of the Holy Spirit. Take this month to read a bible plan, a book of the bible or look up verses on a topic that you are curious about. Make sure you access to “living water” to refresh your soul!

In Him,

Pastor James