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"My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cistern, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."
- Jeremiah 2:13
 
When were first married I learned about cisterns and our looked like this one only it was below ground, with an old wood top about the size of a tire rim. The first couple of months I pumped water at the windmill.  by spring we lifted the lid and saw how bad the inside was. It took a lot of cleaning and we found several items at the bottom. and old ball, a shoe, dead snakes, several dead rats and a few mice. Oh dear. Well just dig in and get started. My husband went to town and got a white wash for the walls to use after we scraped and leaned the walls. It took a new pump in the basement of the house and then to install a pump jack. It was so nice to have running water in the house. As I read this verse it really caught my attention because of all we had gone through with our broken cistern.
 
I also have learned that it is no easy matter to fill a cistern. At first you had to . . .

"My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cistern, broken cisterns, that can hold no water."
- Jeremiah 2:13
 
When were first married I learned about cisterns and our looked like this one only it was below ground, with an old wood top about the size of a tire rim. The first couple of months I pumped water at the windmill.  by spring we lifted the lid and saw how bad the inside was. It took a lot of cleaning and we found several items at the bottom. and old ball, a shoe, dead snakes, several dead rats and a few mice. Oh dear. Well just dig in and get started. My husband went to town and got a white wash for the walls to use after we scraped and leaned the walls. It took a new pump in the basement of the house and then to install a pump jack. It was so nice to have running water in the house. As I read this verse it really caught my attention because of all we had gone through with our broken cistern.
 
I also have learned that it is no easy matter to fill a cistern. At first you had to wait for a windy day for the windmill to fill the cistern. I realized that too often instead of turning to Christ, the Source of Living Water, We turn to other things to meet our needs. We may do good works or any things to fill up our "cisterns" and feel as though we have water for a time, but invariably it leaks right out and once more find that we are running on empty. However, when we come to  Christ He meets our needs abundantly and guess what? When you come to the fountain of living waters to be satisfied, nothing leaks out.
 
You see, even when you are relying on the Fountain of Living Water as your source of life, you have a responsibility to keep your well clean so the water can flow and have clean water to drink. It is essential that we keep our sins confessed to the LORD and that we repent and live an obedient life.
 
Christian friends, what about your life? Is it spiritually dried up? Ask Jesus, the fountain of living water (John 7:37), to fill you with His presence. The joy and peace will begin to bubble up and even overflow.
 
      I heard the voice of Jesus say,
     "Behold, I freely give the living water,
     Thirsty one, stoop down
     And drink and live."
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - The only real thirst quencher is Jesus-The living water. 

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