Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, "If you are thirsty, come to me! If you believe in me, come and drink! For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within." (When he said "living water," he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.) (John 7:37-38)
Isn't it fascinating that when we are in drought, we can add lots of water and fertilizer to our lawns, and they only partially perk up with our expense and efforts. Then along comes some rain, just an overnight shower, and by the next day our lawns and gardens have new growth and vitality that they have been missing for months. Despite all our best efforts, we can't add the same vitality that rain does.
God is exactly the same! Religion and humanity can try and make the person, and they can sometimes do a great job, but true change happens when God enters someone's life.
Looking for real change — change that brings growth and vitality? Let the Holy Spirit pour into your life like a tropical rainstorm!
[Jesus replied] "Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven." (John 3:6)