“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ”˜Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (John 7:38, NLT)
“Our Lord’s teaching was always anti-self-realization. His purpose is to make a person exactly like Himself, and the Son of God is characterized by self-expenditure. If we believe in Jesus, it is not what we gain but what He pours through us that really counts. God’s purpose is not simply to make us beautiful, plump grapes, but to make us grapes that He can squeeze the sweetness out of us. Our spiritual life cannot be measured by success as the world measures it, but only by what God pours through us – and we cannot measure that at all.
“He who believe in Me … out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” – and hundreds of other lives will be continually refreshed. Now is the time for us to break “the flask” of our lives; to stop seeking our own satisfaction, and to pour out our lives before Him. Our Lord is asking who of us will do it for Him?”
(Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, September 2)