Living Water - The Warrior's Journey®

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Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13,14)

Logistical preparations for military operations must always include a plan for water. Water sustains human life. Leaders know that water is not an option — it’s a necessity. As in infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, I always relied on my non-commissioned officers to make certain our troops had sufficient water. The mission just couldn’t happen without it. From experience, they knew the critical importance of water and never failed to provide it. Never.

Just as there is no physical life without water, Jesus tells the Samaritan woman that there is no spiritual life without the Living Water He alone provides. That Living Water is the Holy Spirit whom Jesus gives to all believe in Him. Some say they’re just fine without this Living Water. Jesus says otherwise. We should trust his experience. What do you say? Do you have this Living Water? Remember, we need to plan for eternity. Eternity is a long time.

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