The flow of living water: make summer an adventure!

Have you ever wondered why the Dead Sea is considered dead? Unlike other fresh water bodies, water is only flowing into the Dead Sea, not out of it. Water (and all the minerals within it) flow in from the Jordan River and then become trapped, with no way to flow out. This is one of the reasons why the water is too salty to sustain life.

Christians are the salt of the earth (Matt 5:13), but we can’t keep all our salt to ourselves. And we cannot allow knowledge and wisdom to flow into us and not back out into the lives of people around us.

As Karen Berg put it, "When we receive without sharing, the result is stagnation...there is nothing wrong with receiving—we’re supposed to receive—but if there is no sharing, then what we receive is limited and unfulfilling."

God created us to receive His gifts and blessings and then let them flow out of us into our world. If you trust in Jesus, then out of your heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38).

During the school year, it's easy to feel like our students take every bit of "living water" we have. But there is always more at our Source. And as we head into summer, I encourage you to actively look for different ways to allow what God has given you to flow into the lives of people in your community.

Resist the temptation to be stagnant and keep the wisdom, gifts, and blessings from God to yourself. Ask Him to show you opportunities to take those salty waters He has poured into you and let them flow out. What an adventure this summer could be if we make it our goal to let God's living waters flow through us!

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