As a young child I knew how to pump the handle up and down until water came from deep inside the earth and flowed into a metal pail. Then I would dip it out and give it to others to drink. The water was always cold and delicious from that deep well.
Jesus said to come to Him and drink. Then out of our innermost being would flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-39 KJV).
Sometimes it’s hard to keep pumping until this cold and delicious water comes up and flows out of our innermost being. We stop while it is still just sputtering. However, if we keep pumping we get beyond the sputtering; the Holy Spirit takes over and others receive a refreshing drink.
So, Jesus, I will keep pumping my spirit with worship, Bible reading and prayer until Your cold, delicious, and living water comes up. Then I can share a cup with others who are thirsty.
Anyone want to get back to pumping and stop settling for bottled water?