Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 18 - Getting Wet

The kids flicked the water hose toward me. The cool spray was a pleasant surprise on a hot day. The picnic lunch a friend brought to my office one day was equally surprising and pleasant during a busy time. Both were unexpected refreshment!

Did you know God’s Word promises rivers of refreshment? His rivers of living water will flow out of you as you believe in Him. There will be enough for you and enough to flow out to others. This is not just a trickle of “getting by”!

Jesus said:

“For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me.” (John 7:38)

Today ask God where He wants you to spray His refreshing living water. Look for ways to bring unexpected refreshment to someone. It may be as simple as

  • A word of encouragement.
  • A helping hand.
  • Listening with your heart instead of with distracted interest.
  • Showing genuine caring.
  • Expressing appreciation.
  • Doing your very best.

It is our actions that speak long before our words will be listened to. An old saying puts it wisely, “Share God’s love and use words only if necessary.” Surprise those along your pathway with a splash of the living water you have received from Jesus.

There is a whole world right outside your door looking for refreshment. Give it away generously… from the river… and you too will be refreshed.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
You have said that he who refreshes others will be refreshed himself. Today I ask that You would open my eyes to opportunities to share Your living water with those along my pathway. Draw others to Yourself through the pleasant and surprising ways You will do this. Thank You for Your rivers of refreshment to me.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.