Here, leer vir my hoe U wil hê dat ek moet lewe, sodat ek sal weet net U is God en sodat ek u Naam sal eer met my hele hart. (Psalms 86:11 ABA)
According to John the source of the living water that Jesus talks about is the Holy Spirit (John 7:39). Jesus also declared that He is the light of the world (John 8:12)
I find it interesting that this is not explained any further here in this passage as the symbolism of the water in John 7. No one points it out, but John did describe this though “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:14). Jesus is the Light of Life (John 8:12b) and the Light of the world (John 9:5) and everyone that receives Him (John 1:9) and believes in Him (John 12:46) receives this Light (John 12:35-36) that no darkness can overcome (John 1:5).
The same way we desire the water of the Spirit we should also desire the Light of Life believing in Jesus’ presence and receiving Him wherever we are and in every situation that we may have light.
It is the sweetness of God that draws us to Him, but we were not called to run after sweetness (Sigi Oblander). We were called to be saturated with Him and then produce sweetness… Like becoming part of the vine grafted in as a branch (Romans 11:17). It is not that we produce the sweet fruit, but because we are joined to the vine His fruit is produced through us (John 15:1-8).
He came as a seed that died in order to produce more fruit (John 12:24); for it is the fruit that is sweet but not the seed nor the green leafs. We were not called to produce the fruit but to bear it… there is a price of longing and desire, a cry to the Giver of life who gives the seed of life and also produces the sweetness we need to keep growing. We should live for the glory and honour of God and not our own…
The sweetness also gives a sweet aroma that creates an atmosphere of peace where the enemy has no power for it is peace (John 14:27) and honey of rest (Sigi Oblander) and abundant life in Chris Jesus!!! His sweeness can only come from within as the Life of God is stirred up in us, AMEN!!!
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, And of justice and might, to declare their transgression and their sin. (Micah 3:8)
Ek is sterk. Die Gees van die Here het my sterk gemaak. Ek weet wat is reg, en ek is nie bang om vir hulle te sê dat hulle sonde gedoen het nie. (Miga 3:8)