“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said,
‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”
Sometimes a tree falls and blocks a stream or animals hinder it’s flow with a dam. Whenever a river is blocked everything upstream is stopped and everything downstream is starved of water. As soon as the blockage is released, water flows again, and everything returns to how it should be
Today’s verse lets us know there’s a river that flows through every believer. It’s a river of life. It’s a river that shouldn’t be blocked, stopped or dammed up. It’s a living river that should continuously flow. This river starts running the instant we accept Jesus but we must stay alert & vigilant that nothing tries to block, stop or dam its flow.
When a river stops flowing, life stops flowing. If we feel like vibrancy, hope & future have dried up in our lives it probable that our river is blocked. Blockages are formed by anything in life that’s not lined up with God’s Word. Anything we do & believe that isn’t how the Bible teaches becomes a blockage. Lying, unforgiveness, bitterness, gossip & sin can all be blockages to the river of life. Each blockage must be broken up & cleared out. Then the river of living waters will flow again through us.
This week, let’s become spiritual dam busters. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to show us any blockages, dams or stoppages that we have. Any area of spiritual dryness is an indication of a blockage that needs to be broken up. Locate the blockages; learn what God’s Word says concerning it, then repent, pray and move forward. The rivers of living waters will start to flow again. The dry places will be watered. The future will become so much greater than the past.