Secret Springs

Every believer has drunk from the waters of life which Jesus has given them. This has produced in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14). Spiritually, they don’t thirst anymore and they don’t have to go out to some far off source of life to slake their thirst – the source of eternal spiritual satisfaction is within them.

As fellow believers one of our main aims in our interactions with each other should be to allow room for the Spirit in the other person to speak. This means giving time and space to your spouse and children, friends and wider family to nurture their secret place relationship with God.

Jesus has a unique one-on-one relationship with every child of His Father through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in those who have been born from above. In any person’s life nothing is more important than that relationship. Everyone needs to watch over their heart with all diligence for from that relationship springs all the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). As brothers and sisters we have no more solemn and pressing duty than to ensure that others experience and are allowed to nurture that relationship.

In the Kingdom of God, He has decided in His creative wisdom that everyone is free. This freedom doesn’t depend on external circumstances – actually there is a sense in which no one is free from constraints externally. This freedom comes about because God has preserved for each believer a single dwelling place (John 14:1) where only He and they commune. No one else ever sees into that place or has anything to do with it. In that place, God communes and enjoys Himself.

Jesus comes to that place first as a Teacher (John 1:37). He teaches us what to be by example as He rests and places His left hand under our head and His right arm embraces us (Song 2:6). It is actually an easy thing for a believer to spend time with Him in their heart because it is with Him that our deepest needs are met. Sometimes we may not realise that and we might kick against His wooing and drink from other wells. The way you know that you are drinking from other wells is that they leave you thirsty after a while, their satisfaction is short lived.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 

Rev. 3:20

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