It's still leaking!!
I was telling the Bring a Brew zoom meeting this week that I had spent a few frustrating days trying to find and fix a leak in our fish pond. I had thought I had successfully patched things only to find the next morning that the water level was still dropping as before. I suppose I could just leave it and accept that the water level will just remain 3-4 inches below the top. Sadly though it’s now become a bit of a challenge and a personal battle that I now have to win.
I find that I get a lot of inspiration from the references to flowing water in the Bible. The concept of water is frequently used in both the old and new testament to remind us of the presence and movement of God in our lives.
John 4 v 14 – ‘But whoever drinks of the water that I will give shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him will become in him a well of water springing up into eternal life.’
I love the image of a babbling stream or brook of clear shining water that never stops flowing, constantly bringing renewal and refreshment along the watercourse and everywhere it flows.
That’s the personal promise we have from our Lord that his Holy Spirit is freely available to renew and refresh us and to satisfy our needs and desires.
So, don’t worry about looking for or concentrating on and trying to patch up your failures, just rely on our Lord’s promise to constantly supply us with his spirit and presence and allow his stream of living water to flow over and through us each day.