Jesus said, "Whoever believes in me...rivers of living water will flow from within them." By this he meant the Spirit. ~John 7:38-39
There is only an outflow of such life-giving streams when there is an abundant inflow of the Spirit into our own being. No inflow — no outflow. It is as simple as that. Christian leaders with spiritually dry souls will experience no outflow of living water. Living in a minimum experience of the Holy Spirit will not result in overflowing spiritual blessing to others. Spiritual blessings only come from the Spirit flowing in and through your personality. Do such streams of blessing flow from your life? You cannot bless others any more than you are blessed yourself.
God longs to give His Spirit abundantly to all his children, and especially to all in Christian leadership. There is no lack of power with God. Do you hunger and thirst as deeply for God’s presence and power as God hungers to grant this to you?
--Neville Bartle, New Zealand
Father God, I do thirst for more of Christ’s living water to flow into and out of my life. I ask You to show me by Your Holy Spirit what is blocking the flow of Your life through me. Help me receive Your Spirit into the deepest places of my soul, so I will not be so spiritually dry. You are able to do this Father. I open my heart now to receive Your Spirit and to be a channel of Your blessings to others.