As Believers, there are times we have experienced Living Water. It's that feeling of being refreshed in our souls or the feeling of a weight being lifted off of your shoulders. This is the process of being set free... it allows Living Water to spring up in our souls and brings us LIFE!
We first hear about "Living Water" from Jesus in John 4.
Jesus spoke to the woman at the well and made a really big promise – He said, “I can give you a drink of water that will never make you thirst again? The water I give you will become a part of you and it will spring up from within and lead to eternal life.”
When the Samaritan woman gave permission for the Lord to give her the Living Water- what is the first thing He did?
He gave her the TRUTH.
He opened her eyes to her broken condition of insecurity and sin. He pointed out that she had five husbands and was living with a man that was not her husband. So what did the Samaritan woman do? She changed the subject.
Isn’t that what most of us do when we are confronted with the lies we are living in?
We change the subject – because facing the TRUTH is hard.
But Jesus did not relent. In His ever-so-sneaky way, He continued to give the Samaritan woman what she asked for – He continued to give her the TRUTH.
He revealed to her that she was actually speaking with the true Messiah, the Christ they had been waiting for. The person we know as the TRUTH!
The Samaritan woman is so overcome with the Living Water that has just been released to her that she goes to share the whole story with her town and they come out to also get the Living Water.
There is a simple, yet profound understanding in these passages about how to get Living Water.
Living Water begins with the TRUTH and ends with LIFE.
Because it is the TRUTH that sets us free. The freedom we receive from the TRUTH brings us LIBERTY in our souls and opens the way for the River of God to be released in us.
Lies and falsehoods block the Spirit of God from dwelling within us. We must constantly be desiring the TRUTH in all things. We must constantly be searching for the TRUTH about our own hearts and souls. God desires for us to worship Him in Spirit and Truth – this means that if we are worshiping Him in our flesh or if we are worshiping Him with false motives – we are not truly receiving Living Water.
If we want Living Water we must understand that it comes from the Spirit and it is full of TRUTH!
A very simple tool to begin to clear your soul of falsehoods is called the “Uprooting Lies” tool.
It is a way to process the lies you are believing about yourself or about God. When you process these lies by asking the Lord for the TRUTH – He gives you Living Water and sets your soul free!
It works like this: (Begin with KNOWING that you are a child of God and that He desires to give you Living Water. Begin with FAITH!)
1. Ask in prayer: Father God are there any lies I’m believing? (listen quietly for the voice of the Lord.)
2. Renounce the lie by saying out loud: I renounce the lie that ________.
For example: “I renounce the lie that You, Father God, are cold and distant.”
3. Ask: Father God what is Your truth?
4. Declare the truth out loud.
For example: I declare the truth that You love me and want to hold me like a father holds his child.
5. RECORD this conversation on paper so that you can go back and review it later. After getting a revelation of the truth, you’ll need to go back and begin renewing your mind with this new truth!
After you use this tool a few times it will begin to be a spring that bubbles up in you on a daily basis. You’ll recognize that a specific thought is a lie and then you’ll take it to the Lord for His TRUTH instead. And...Voila!
The Living Water is TRUTH that brings us wholeness.