“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'” – John 7:37b-38
Devotion: Gospel Overflowing
Daily devotion to the Gospel should overflow in three areas of our lives:
As we seek daily devotion to the Word of God and the Gospel treasure within it, it should drive us to worship. As we seek the Face of God daily, it should draw us to our knees in thanksgiving, in confession, in repentance, and in awe. It causes us to raise our hands and lift our hearts to the all-sufficient God, the Sovereign King of the Universe.
The Gospel shows us that we are wretched sinners in need of a Glorious Savior, and as we meditate on that daily, we begin to see, more and more, how awesome God is. Our daily devotion to the Gospel should overflow in our singing to God, in our praying to God, and in knowing God more.
Daily devotion to the Gospel should overflow in our works. As we live each day outside the Church walls, our lives should be an expression of the Gospel that has captivated it. The way we talk to people, the way we treat people, the way we respond to people, should all express the Gospel within our lives.
We don’t seek to do good works to be saved. We seek to do good works because we are saved. The Gospel shows us that God has taken our stone-cold heart and given us a heart of flesh with new desires and a new look on life that should be expressed within our works. The way we work at our jobs, at our schools, in our families, should all show the Gospel overflowing within them.
Our daily devotion of the Gospel should drive our wonder towards the awesome God that has mercifully saved us by His amazing grace alone through our faith alone. Our daily devotion of the Gospel should overflow into our wonder by giving us a desire to draw nearer and nearer to this Sovereign God.
The Gospel is like a drug that once it has hit our veins we can’t get enough of it. Our addiction to grace should drive our wonder for the Gospel. As we continue to seek God more and more, we realize we can’t get enough of Him and we want more and more. We become a glutton for the Gospel. We begin to crave God and that is when our devotion leads to a desire for Doctrine.