HEADWATERS OF CREATIVITY
Jesus says in John 7:38 - "Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." What Scripture was Jesus referring to? Cross references list about two handful of passages to consider. However, there were two verses I thought that really fit the bill nicely when speaking about the Holy Spirit within each true believer as the Headwaters Of Creativity.
John 4:14 is the first verse to examine and compare. The verse records Jesus speaking to the woman by the well, saying - "But whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a fount of water springing up to eternal life." Notice the elements to this water.
- Jesus declares Himself as the Headwaters - "But whoever drinks the water I give him..."
- Jesus, by His Holy Spirit, becomes The Source of everything, especially Creativity. "...will become in him a fount of water..."
- His Holy Spirit is active within us for eternity and for eternal reasons. "...springing up to eternal life."
In essence, within each believer in Christ is the beginning of potential beyond our imagination - the Holy Spirit as our Headwaters; our Fount. From Him comes not a river, singular, but rivers, plural - of living water. These waters are creative flows that bless everybody - God, you and others - because they have eternal purposes. For example, in my own life, I have been used by God as a worship leader/singer, author, blogger, teacher, missionary and mentor.
The responsibility then becomes ours to inquire of God about His Plan of the many different ways He desires to use us. I believe this is a lesson in not being pigeon-holed in our gifts, talents and ministries. Just one area of specification is limiting to us and The Creator of all. We need to be willing to be used in other avenues of service. I encourage all of us to ask God to reveal the other ways we can have an eternal impact by drawing from the Holy Spirit, the Headwaters Of Creativity.