Living Waters: The Spiritual Service of Infrastructure

2 Kings 20:20
And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

At the end of your journey, will your life yield a notable record? Here, we are told of the acts of Hezekiah, specifically how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city. Before we move too quickly past this seemingly trivial information, let us consider the significance of this achievement! It is no small thing to bring water to an otherwise thirsty people, especially in Hezekiah’s day, when running water was not your standard commodity! Lots of creativity, blood, sweat, and tears were invested in this accomplishment, so much so that it was recorded in the chronicles of the kings of Judah! As it was in Hezekiah’s day, so it is in ours; it still takes a lot of sacrifice in order that we might deliver the Water of Life to those around us dying of thirst. It was easy for Hezekiah to obtain water when he needed it, for he was the king, which meant he was in a position of advantage! Likewise, we as believers in Christ are at an advantage because out of our own bellies flow rivers of living water through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit! Yet, there are others to whom the water doesn’t flow so easily. It is therefore our obligation to become that conduit through which the Water of Life can flow in order to reach those around us who would never drink if we would never bring the drink to them.

We must be willing at all times to stir up and to exercise our gifts for the Glory of God, because we will never truly know the impact we are having, and cannot afford the risk of not making some kind of difference! Somewhere in the world, somebody is waiting for your service to the King to be exercised, and as a result for water to be brought to them! Whatever doors the Lord opens for you, only be sure to walk through them, for His doors lead from one destination to the next of a people desperately needing a fresh pool! It is when we become the conduit that they are introduced to Jesus Christ!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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