🌟 LIVING WATERS FLOWING OUT ✨

Living water - Ocean

Have you ever seen a running/flowing water body?

It remains fresh and a sight to behold because it keeps pouring out!

And when we pour out likewise, we give room for more to be added to us.

Let’s make this practical. Can you picture a bottle that is constantly in use. It remains clean and preserved both on the inside and out. Unlike a bottle that it’s content is just being used once in a month or months as the case may be. The likelihood of that bottle to be dusty on the outside and slimy on the inside because of the unused liquid content in it is higher than that which is constantly in use.

Refreshed - Water source

Literarily, Which of these bottles do you want to represent?

That which is in continuous and constant use and also clean or that which is occasionally used and slimy?

I believe we all want to be the clean version.

How do we engage with this insight in our daily living as God’s children whom He has called to spread His aura?

The β€œhow” simply is for us to keep letting His aura – Himself, flow out from us! God has called us to let His living waters flow out from within us. And we can’t be a terrible manager of this resources – talents, attributes, and gifting that we have, by hoarding it. Rather all these were given to us so that it can be spread forward and out!

β€œHe who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, From his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.”

John 7:38 AMPC

I was looking at my hands in Church during the Sunday service and I couldn’t help but be reminded that everything about us is meant to channel out!

Can you take a look at your hand for a minute. Spreading out your fingers. What do you see?

Channels of Blessing - Hand

For me, I see channels that are meant to flow forth out of us. We have opening all over our bodies and I can’t help but see that we were not made to hoard all that He has placed in us. We were made to keep giving out!

I don’t know who has disappointed you or taken your good will for granted in the days or weeks or even years past. But all I know is that He is charging us to not let that deter you from letting His aura – light and grace in you to stop flowing out.

β€œYou are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14, 16 AMPC

You are a light and you can’t stop being one because someone said you shouldn’t. Keep being the light that you are. And someday, those who are against you from being one, will eventually catch up with this reality of who you are. Because they kept seeing it in you. You were only made to be like Christ and till we become that, we don’t succumb to the world’s dictate of us. Rather, you commit only to His counsel for your life!

Stretch out - Prayer

Let’s take this prayer together:

Lord Jesus, I have in many ways chosen to let myself keep on the inside all you have given unto me. You have created me to be a blessing, Lord. Help me to be a better manager of these resources in me. And to always give it all back to you, by giving unto people who you call Hephzibah (your delight; Isaiah 62:4b). Amen!

Happy new month to you, dear reader. 🌟❀️

✨#HCCounsels#✨

55 Comments Add yours

  1. Sally says:

    Great post !
    We get our drinking water from a nearby spring.
    This is beautiful fresh water.
    Although it takes some work collecting the water, it is so refreshing.
    Thanks for this water analogy. πŸ€—

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    1. Thank you so much, ma’am. Bless God πŸ™Œ
      Wow, that is interesting to know.
      Smile, pure and natural. I like that! 😊
      Glad to share this.
      Do enjoy the rest of your day. ❀

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    Yes little sister we do not stagnate and sit on what God has given us. We turn around to give to others

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    1. High five to you, big bro for affirming this. 😊
      Do have an amazing day ahead. πŸ™‚πŸ€—

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      1. jesusluvsall says:

        You too little sister πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  3. Thanks for this reminder. I really like John 7:38, and I like the hand illustration too. One of my favorite things to do is to sit by a flowing creek or river and to sense the power of it and to be reminded of the Holy Spirit in me and flowing out to others. Great thoughts.

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    1. Smiles, you are welcome. Glad you liked it. 😊
      Nice! I love that. It’s a perfect example to how we ought to keep the flow going. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comments, sir.
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ™

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  4. Amen πŸ™πŸ½ join you in prayer. We have been called to be a blessing to others, to look out for the interests of others and to influence the lives of others for Christ. Crest post

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    1. Smiles, Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Totally! We have a great impact to make in this world as His ambassadors.
      Blessings to you and yours. ❀

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  5. Perth Girl says:

    I really loved the analogy you used. It made it so clear to comprehend. Thank you for this beautiful reminder Mercy.
    Blessings πŸ’™

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    1. Smiles, thank you for stating this, ma’am. ❀
      Glad to share. πŸ€—
      Do have a blessed day. Greetings to the family. πŸ™‚

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  6. Hephzibah says:

    How important about not to remain in a stagnant position.
    It becomes a breeding place for unwanted organisms.
    Lovely read and a great reminder as well, sisπŸ˜‡ God bless!!πŸ€—

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    1. So true! Love your perspective to this also. ❀
      Smiles. Thank you, sis. 😊
      Amen and you too. πŸ™
      Do have a great week.

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      1. Hephzibah says:

        You have a great week too! πŸ˜‡

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  7. vgeorg says:

    Beautiful post. Very nice prayer πŸ™‚ Glory to Lord! πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, sir. 😊
      Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ™‚

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  8. Amen may I never hide my light from God and His people πŸ™
    God bless

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    1. Amen! That is my prayer too. πŸ™Œ
      Amen. πŸ™
      Do have a amazing week, sis. πŸ€—

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  9. Ruelha says:

    Beautiful reminder Mercy. I am so rusty. Just what i needed to read. Stay blessed and continue to be a blessing to all….Love and hugs

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    1. Thanks, Ruelha. ❀
      Smiles, we are all work in progress yeah.
      Glad you read it when you needed it. πŸ™Œ
      Hugs to you too, sis. πŸ€—

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    2. I pray God’s strength for you in your inner man. Every rust is taken away by the help of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name amen.

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      1. Ruelha says:

        Amen πŸ™‚

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  10. Israel says:

    Amen!
    Thanks for sharing this

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    1. Glad to. πŸ™Œ
      Thanks for reading too, Israel. πŸ€—

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  11. Thanks for this reminder. I love the analogy. I believe when God said be fruitful and multiply in Genesis, He also means be productive.

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    1. You are welcome, bro. πŸ€—
      Smiles. I’m glad knowing you do.
      Totally! May we keep spreading His aura in us. πŸ™
      Do have an amazing evening.

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  12. Awesome reminder. Thank you, Mercy.

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    1. Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      Glad to share. πŸ™‚
      Blessings to you, always.

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  13. Ohhh the Power of our Lord and Savior! ☺️☺️

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    1. Yes!. His life flows on our inside – out.
      Blessings to you and yours, ma’am. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  14. Dawn says:

    We need to see ourselves as vessels to be used by the Lord. Everything we are and have should be used for His glory. He blesses us so we can bless others. Thanks little sis for this inspiration. πŸ’•πŸŒΈ

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    1. Yes, big sis. πŸ’―
      Your comments sums it up! We have a lot in us to give and bless others with. πŸ™Œ
      Glad to share. Thank you too. πŸ€—β€

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! Enjoy your weekend . πŸ™πŸΏβ€οΈ

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    1. Thanks bro. πŸ€—

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  15. I chose and strive to be the Clean version o. What else would I be.

    Looking at my hands as well, I saw channels… Amazing isn’t it.

    And just like @Hephzibah said in the comments, no son/daughter of the kingdom should be comfortable being a stagnant water as it will begin to harbour unwanted things that can polute the water.

    Also thinking through what it takes to keep a river continuosly flowing… It requires a force, a force whose strength is unmatchable, the Holy Spirit working in us

    Thanks for sharing 😊, I’m blessed.

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    1. Smiles. High five to you on this. πŸ˜πŸ™‹

      Yes it is. 😊

      True bro. We need to keep it refreshed and suitable for Him as we house Him in us too. πŸ’―

      Grateful we have Him to drive us. πŸ™Œ

      You are always welcome. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much too. Blessings.

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  16. I am light and can’t stop being one no matter what has happened. lovely one Sis! πŸ™πŸ’•

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    1. Yes sis! That’s the spirit. πŸ™‹πŸ˜Š
      Thank you. ❀
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  17. Great reminder. We shouldn’t let the way others have treated us interfere with our character. God sees our good deeds. He knows our heart. And in due time He will reward us.
    We are the light & ought to continue to exude light in the best way we know best.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™‹
      Yes and yes again. We keep being our real selves in Him. πŸ’―
      True!. We are assured of this.
      Yes we are.
      Thanks for your comments, sis. πŸ€—β€

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  18. BeDEBORAH says:

    We have been blessed to be channel of blessings unto others. Therein lies our sanctification and refreshing blessings. Thank you for this.

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    1. Yes!!. This sums it up. πŸ’―
      Glad to share. Thank you for sharing your insight on it too. ❀

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  19. Ihagh G. T. says:

    thanks for sharing a spiritually educative post with a great message that reminds me to: give, or cast my bread upon the waters; the interesting thing is that, as we do so, what we cast will return to us in several folds…I always feel like I always have more work to do to reflect the type of image GOD expects of me…may I always have more desire, and may the good Lord GOD continue help us…Amen

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    1. I am glad I shared it, bro. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      So true!.
      Amen!. May we continually reflect Him. πŸ™
      Do have a great week ahead. πŸ€—

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      1. Ihagh G. T. says:

        Amen! πŸ˜„… I wish you much more of the same in the coming days and weeks

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  20. Amen, I opened my hands before the prayer and thought about what I’m doing and all that I can do. A reminder that I am not my own and we should be willing to pour out without reservations. Blessings

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    1. Smiles. ❀
      Yes! We are His. πŸ’―
      So true!. May we keep letting His aura flow through us. Blessings. πŸ€—

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  21. justynlove says:

    We shall always be refre

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    1. Yes we will!. Thank you for your comment. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a blessed day. πŸ™‚

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  22. Amen! This is such a blessing to ke today. Keep inspiring people!β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

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    1. I am glad to know it did, sis. ❀
      Bless God. πŸ™Œ
      I will do, by His grace. 😊
      Thank you so much. Do have a great day. πŸ€—

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