Tuesday, December 23, 2003

The Microcosm... shall flow...

The Microcosm shall flow with RIVERS of "living water"...

Yeshua introduced, on a day when water was traditionally poured out as an offering of praise to God (the Feast of Sukkot, or Tabernacles), the concept that, if a person would drink from Him - His life - His joy and peace... that person could be filled to overflowing!

Check out this passage from the Bible in the Gospel of John, chapter 7, verses 37 thru 39:

37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, "If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. 38 He that believes in me, as the scripture has said, 'out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.'" 39 (But this he said of the Spirit, which them that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Point being this: We are much more capable of expressing a life filled with the cool refreshment of an eternal perspective... if we -

First: See Yeshua as our only Source (every other source is ultimately fallible - wihout His intervention and undergirding)

Second, see Yeshua as filling our lives and affecions from the inside... not just as a source "outside" of us!

The "Microcosm" I refer to is that single closest sphere of our affections - the loved ones closest to us.

That's our Microcosm - our sphere of influnce!!! If we focus that energy on ANYTHING ELSE... we're probably not going to be feeling a "river of living water" pouring out on others from the inside of us.

For us to experience the eternal, fresh, flowing life of God in our lives (in abundance)... it must come from the sphere within... flowing out of the center of our being!

The greek word for "belly" in John 7 is "koilia" (koy-lee´-ah). It stems from koilos (hollow)and means a cavity, specifically the abdomen; figuratively, the heart, belly, or womb.

What's flowin' from my center right now?