“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” John 7:38 (ESV)
As believers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be conduits or pathways for the life of Jesus. The picture provided is a picture of flowing waters that bring life to anything along their path.
Notice the source of this flowing water - “Out of his heart...”. Our hearts are where the life of Jesus is to flow from. When we are born again, we get new hearts that house the very love and life of Jesus through His Holy Spirit.
Because we live in a fallen world and we are all a work in progress, our flow can become hindered and slowed down by sin in our lives. Sometimes the sin, if not dealt with, can act like a dam holding back the life of Jesus in us.
If you feel like your disobedience has caused a spiritual damn in your heart, today is the day to allow that obstacle to be removed. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and to reveal what is causing the blockage. Confess it to Jesus asking him to forgive you and receive His forgiveness. Ask the Lord to allow the river of His life to flow freely, bubbling up within you and flowing through you.
Lord Jesus. Search my heart and show me if there is anything blocking the flow of Your life in my heart. Forgive me for my disobedience and sin and let your life flow freely through mine. Amen.