If you have the living water which Jesus offers you are like a fish, living in and breathing in water. The water constantly flows through its body, it is immersed in it and totally dependent upon it. This is how vital living water is to our spiritual lives.
But God is concerned that we often resort to our own stagnant tanks of water which I imagine are something like the water butts in my garden which I definitely wouldn't drink from! He says, 'My people have committed 2 sins: they have forsaken me the spring of living water and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.' Jeremiah 2:13
When we are ungracious towards someone we have jumped out of the water which our life depends on in order throw over them a bucketful of water from our own tank! How much better to be swimming in living water and splashing everyone around us with it too?
Taken from Philip's sermon on Sunday 25th June 2017.