Do you ever feel tired or unmotivated? It turns out that Jesus offers a very simple solution to this common problem. He instructs us to simply come to Him and drink.
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast,
Jesus stood and cried out, saying,
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”
In case this sounds too mystical, let’s look at some practical ways to “come and drink.”
It’s really nice when we feel a sweet longing to spend time with Jesus, but even when the feeling is absent, the coming to Him is still powerful.
When you do feel a stirring to “come” to Him, drop what you are doing and go with it. As you respond to the smallest nudge of His presence, you will be filled with His love and peace.
Discipline yourself to come to Him daily whether you feel anything or not. You might want to set a daily reminder on your phone to pause to talk to Jesus and meditate on His Word.
As you read the Bible, don’t rush. When a verse stands out to you, stop and chew on it. Don’t worry about getting through a certain amount of reading. Focus on mediating on the Lord and the verses He is highlighting to you.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath as you let His Word go deep inside. This is a great way to “drink.”
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said,
“From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.”
The more you spend time letting the truth of Jesus go deep into your heart and mind, the more powerful you will become. Let God take you through a process of mind renewal until you truly believe that you are one with Him.
This is the place that powerful ministry stems from. Ask Holy Spirit to come more and more until your entire being is saturated with His presence. Be aware of the fact that you are a spiritual being at your core.
Release the rivers of living water within you by opening your mouth and letting the naturally resulting praise and prayer flow.
When you take time to cultivate God’s presence in your own life, you can begin to release His Kingdom everywhere you go.
As you go to work, school, or shopping be aware of what you are carrying. You truly are a supernatural being who has the power to shift the atmosphere simply by showing up and releasing love.
A very practical step is to practice looking people in the eyes, smiling, and making small talk. This does not come easily to all of us, but it is the pathway to deeper conversation and connection.
You can do it! You are not alone; You are powerfully connected to Love!