Rivers of Living Water [John 7:38 Devotional]

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Rivers of Living Water [John 7:38 Daily Devotional]

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

John 7:38

This is Jesus teaching his followers how they should truly live. The only way to live as God has intended us to live is to believe in Jesus. When we do that, life will just pour out of us. That kind of life comes out in things like generosity and encouragement, but also is shown through our joy in hard circumstances. Beyond that, our joy will be a source of life for others, just as a river is a source of life.

How to Be a River of Living Water

Something internally changes when you believe in Jesus. You can tell when this happens because you will more easily choose joy over despair when trials come your way. You’ll become a more generous person, not just with your money, but with your time and resources. This kind of belief that Jesus is talking about isn’t contained to your time in church on Sundays, though that time does matter. No, this type of belief goes beyond the four walls of the church and into the community you’re in.

Once you believe in Jesus, all eyes are on you. People will look to how you live or react to circumstances to see how believing Jesus could impact them. I pray that, through the power of the Holy Spirit within you, you will be a true source of life for those around you.


Jesus, thank you for being my source. Help me to bring life and joy to the people around me. Give me the courage to always be a light to my community by serving them and giving generously. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

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