Garden Hose…A Twist in Watering

Garden Hose...A Twist in Watering

My husband has the green thumb of the family. Our yard is like a beautiful sanctuary. Mark does all the planning, planting, cultivating, watering, fertilizing, trimming and mowing. Occasionally, I water the flowers on the deck when Mark is out of town.

Early one morning I turned on the faucet to begin to water. But there was a problem….no water flowed from the hose. I rechecked the faucet to see if it was turned on, I twisted the sprayer on the end of the hose….still no water.

As I turned to go into the house to get water from the sink, my eye caught the problem: The garden hose was twisted around the leg of a chair.

Recognizing the problem, the solution was simple: Untwist the hose and water the flowers. As I watched the water flow freely through the untwisted hose, a thought came to me…..

I am like that garden hose, attached to an endless supply of Living Water, the Holy Spirit. John 7:38-39 says, “…rivers of Living Water will flow out from within…He was speaking of the Holy Spirit who would be given to everyone who believes in Him.”

The Living Water is the Holy Spirit flowing unhindered through me into the lives of others. Whenever I am twisted by sin and selfishness, this life-giving flow through me is hindered.

Recognizing the problem, the solution is simple:  Untwist the hose by confessing my sin and selfishness and allow the Living Water to once again flow.

Is Living Water flowing through you or is there a twist in your hose?  When the problem is recognized, the solution is simple!  This is a word picture worth sharing.

John 7:37-39;  Ezekiel 47:1-10;  Psalm 139:23-24


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