There are two kinds of people on this earth. The ones that are a “Fountain” and the ones that are a “Cup of water”.
What’s the difference between the two of them? Well, the waters of the fountains never stop, a fountain or a spring is an endless source of supply. God, trough the Holy Spirit inside of us, gives us the source of power, strength, guidance, joy, happiness,peace, love, self-control, etc…Whenever we go, we have this source and therefore no circumstances are able to leave us in a “drought”!….
The water in a cup is limited, and can only hold what’s put into it. These kind of people are those that aren’t baptized with the Holy Spirit and therefore they have “limited” joy and peace. It last’s only for moments. There is lack of self-control, gentleness, etc..Upon un-expected circumstances the person get’s desperate and the voice of their emotions speak louder. The person is full of doubts, insecurity, anger, bitterness, fear and complexes. The past controls the present and holds a brighter future.
Many were seeking to have this fountain, were “drinking from God” and because some blessings where delayed or didn’t happen in their own time, they tried to give themselves a hand, by doing things their own way. Later on they discovered that they took a wrong decision, and that their own cistern could hold no water.
Please meditate on the following word:
“For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Left without a source of supply, they had attempted to supply their own needs. They “hewed out cisterns.” A cistern is container to hold water. This may be a hole dug in the ground and lined to hold water. God’s people had attempted to supply their own needs by making a cistern; it was broken and could hold NO water. Whenever we try to rely upon our own supply rather than looking to God to meet our needs, we will come up short.
Who needs a cup, if we can have a fountain?