THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: AN ANALOGY FROM THE WATER DISPENSER
- He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) John 7:38-39
Throughout the Bible, God has been speaking to people in various ways, including natural occurrences and sometimes animals. In this article, I will share with you some lessons learnt from a water dispenser. Doesn’t our God have a sense of humour? A water dispenser needs no description I believe . Walk into any office, and you will find one. I love where they are normally positioned---a little corner, sitting there all alone plugged into a source of power and quenching the thirst of people. Why a water dispenser? If you still haven't caught the drift, let me tell you in plain language: As a Christian;YOU ARE A WATER DISPENSER.
1. YOU QUENCH THIRST (Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water). Fact is that, as a Christian, your life should bring meaning into other lives---you bring life and satisfaction into other lives
2. YOU BRIGHTEN THE CORNER WHERE YOU ARE: I spoke about the positioning of the water dispenser---usually in a little corner in an office. Hardly will you find a water dispenser in the middle of an office ---- that will be crazy interior deco. It seems, as important as the water dispenser is, it doesn't call attention to itself at all: it sits there and people walk to it when they're thirsty. Wherever you're, live your life in a way that will attract others to Christ(the water of life) through you.
3. YOU‘RE CONNECTED TO THE SOURCE OF POWER( this spake he of the Spirit which they that believe on him should receive...). Note that without a source of power, the dispenser will not function effectively. It is the source of power that makes it more useful--- producing hot or chilled water( hot or cold;not lukewarm). What am I implying? Without a source of power---without The Holy Spirit you won‘t be highly efficient to quench peoples thirst.
From today, anytime you walk to the dispenser, remind yourself that “This is me“.