Imagining God’s Spirit Flowing Through Your Body Like Rivers of Living Water


Dave Cover


Imagine God’s Spirit flowing throughout your body like rivers of living water. That’s the very image Jesus gives in John 7:38. Christians Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.John 7:38-39 (NIV)Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.So imagine the Spirit of God flowing like rivers of living water within your entire body with his Life and Light and Power and Glory. Focus your mind on feeling your whole body from within. Imagine and feel God’s life and light and power and glory and love and presence flowing up and down your spine from your brain to your sacrum, and flowing through your veins throughout your entire body. Imagine your whole body being one with God’s life-giving, light-giving, power. Imagine God focused on you right now with his infinite and intimate love and wisdom. Say quietly to yourself, “The Spirit of God is in me right now. I am calm and confident in his presence and care.” Imagine and feel this reality all throughout your body for a moment. Remember, neurons that fire together wire together! Make it a habit of feeling your body and also feeling God’s presence in your body at the same time.John 7:38-39 (NIV)Whoever believes in me, …rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit…Jesus said something similar when he was speaking to the woman by the well…John 4:14 (NIV)“…The water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”So imagine this into your body right now — the Spirit of God being a spring of water in you that is welling up as eternal life.This is an image Jesus wants you to imagine as an unseen reality within you. So imagine this. The Spirit of God flowing within you like rivers of living water. The Spirit of God welling up within you like a spring of water of life. Feel this flowing all through your body. Replacing stress and tension with the transcendent presence of God‘s peace. Replacing anxiety with the calm confidence of God‘s presence. Replacing fear and insecurity with the renewing strength of God‘s eternal life. Replacing anger with the softening assurance of God‘s love. Imagine this. Feel this. Rest in this. Let go of all anxiety and stress and tension and insecurity and anger and let all of that flow out of you as God’s Spirit flows like rivers of life-giving water and love and God‘s presence throughout your entire body.The God who created this universe is flowing through your body right now. Welling up to eternal life. Bringing his life into your whole body.  Your whole life. In this present moment. Right now. And in every present moment.God’s Spirit in you as a spring of water welling up all throughout your body. Bringing God’s power and glory and presence and love and renewal and life that is welling up to eternal life in you. And because his Spirit of life is in you, the forever God is your God forever. Because his Spirit of life is in your body right now, your body will rise even from the dead in power and glory and spiritual ability and immortality. And you can feel this into your body even right now. In this present moment.God is present. He is in you. And you can trust him. Because the forever God is your God forever.Timestamps:00:36 - 11:41 Body Meditation11:54 - 26:05 Bible Meditation: John 7:38Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.