Today's verses are John 7:37,38: "On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, 'If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'" My child, I want you today to hear one of my most important teachings.  I am not only the source of all life, I am the only one who can continue to give you a meaningful life.  From your relationship with me, you will be able to live and move and have your being.  You will never spiritually thirst again!

How?  You need to drink from me.  The prophet Isaiah had the same idea when he said of God, "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!" (Isaiah 55:1).  What I offer every human being cannot be purchased for money.  The invitation is for all who have deep spiritual longings in their hearts to come to me.  You receive this gift by grace through faith.

What does it mean to come to me and drink from me?  It means to believe in me.  It means to enter into a personal, living, trusting, ongoing, eternal relationship with me.  You not only come to me in this personal relationship, as you do any person with whom you desire closeness, but you drink from me.

This is not mere intellectual assent but an inextricable, life-giving, eternal connection between the two of us.  I live in you.  You live in me.  I become a constant source of life and hope for you.  Daily, regularly, you drink from my grace, love, mercy and kindness.  Daily, with whatever is going on in your life, you come to me and drink from me.

My water from which you drink is inexhaustible.  If will flow from within your own heart.  Your heart is its source.  Note it will "flow."  It's not a trickle, or even a casual stream.  It is a gushing flow of constant grace and kindness.  It is also "living water."  It is not stagnant or brackish.  It is pure, fresh and flowing.  No germs or parasites can live in it!  It gives life to you and gives it to you abundantly.

Believe that I have forgiven your sins.  Come to me today with all your burdens and problems.  Make sure you are connected to your life source, deep inside, your relationship with me.  Let me do my inward work of life within you.  Let me overcome your discouragements.  Let me fill you anew with my life.  Let me give you hope again!  I promised never to leave you or forsake you.  I gave you my word that I'd never leave you as a mere orphan.

My promises are true.  Let me pour out my internal, eternal blessings upon you so you can be my blessing to others in this decaying and dying world.

You can trust me today.