What happens when a river keeps flowing? It wells up into a vast ocean.
Imagine an ocean of life flowing from inside of you. That’s the FULL LIFE that the Father desires to give His children!
It is not a hollow promise of a "good life" that leaves you feeling empty. It is not a fleeting pleasure that leaves you with the bitter aftertaste of sin and death. This is the river of life that truly REFRESHES and GIVES LIFE to your thirsty soul.
Just as the river flowing from Eden watered the garden and caused it to flourish, and just as the river of life will flow from the throne of God to bring forth life-giving fruit, so this river now flows inside of you and waters the garden of your soul.
So come, drink your fill freely, for this river never ends. Drink and be fulfilled forevermore...
"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.’”
(John 7:37-38, ESV)
If you could watch a movie trailer of “what is God’s heart and will for me?”, what would you see? As we explore John’s Gospel, we find that the opening words are just like a trailer to some of life’s deepest questions.