Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’
John 7:38 (NLT)
Pastor Robby Galaty, in his book, Growing Up, says, “The gospel came to you because it was heading to someone else. God never intended for your salvation to be an end, but a beginning. God saved you to be a conduit through whom His glorious, life-changing gospel would flow to others. You are a link in the chain of 2 Timothy 2:2, which says, ‘What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.’”
Why, as Christians, is it so important for us to reach out to others who are far from Christ? Simply put, because that’s what God did for us! God wants to continue the pursuit of the lost through those who used to be lost.
God poured Himself into us so we could pour into others. God doesn’t want us to turn into religious reservoirs – He wants to produce rivers of living water from our lives!
God’s vision is far bigger than just your salvation. Your salvation was not your finish line; it was your starting line.
God did it IN you so He could do it THROUGH you.
Rescued people rescue people.
Saved people save people.
We weren’t saved to sit – we were saved to serve and be sent!
K E V I N • M I L L E R
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