You will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.

Isaiah 12: 3

Giving my life to Christ, making the decision to serve and to follow Him, leads to a form
of freedom that is utterly unique and that is so total that it completely
changes the nature of my being. As the very nature of Jesus penetrates to the
depths of my soul, I am profoundly changed, and the way that I have thought and
lived becomes foreign to my new identity. This is the transformation that
Christ brings to my life, and it that permeates the core of my being. Then,
what was strange and foreign becomes normal and natural, what was antagonistic
becomes comfortable. The Lord works in me and on me to cause the basic
orientation of my life to go from one that is distant, separated, and at odds
with His will to become one that is close, united, and that understands God’s
truth.

God intends for us to find joy in our relationship with Him. He gets pleasure out
of seeing us laugh and out of picking up the weight of living so that we can
walk through our days with our heads held high and our feet bouncing. Although
salvation does refer to the eternal state of our souls, it also applies to the
current state of our hearts and minds. Christ saves us from the oppression of guilt
and sin. He frees us from the burden of a must do life, and He fills us with
the water of freedom that establishes a new standard for performance that is
dictated by the law of love and grace. We desire to do because these actions
bring honor to God and since the result of our actions is to focus others on
Him.

Come and join me by planning to go deeply into your relationship with the Christ, let
Him fill your being with His peace, comfort, and love; then, let these
qualities bring a sense of completeness and understanding to your heart that
will spill out to bless the lives of the people that you interact with today.
Christ calls for us to come to Him and to draw upon Him all through our day. He
continually gives the water of joy to satisfy the deep thirst of our
souls.