Today many of us are figuratively drinking from broken cisterns that hold no water. Rather than finding satisfaction in God, the Fountain of living waters, we seek to satisfy ourselves with the broken cisterns of this world, and we remain discontented. In Broken Cisterns , Sarah Ivill exposes these broken cisterns—addictions to things like social media, physical appearance, shopping, sex, and others. She helps us understand why we are drawn to these things and how dangerous it is to seek contentment in them. Using Scripture, she also gently and practically leads us to the Fountain of living waters, who will transform our hearts and eternally satisfy our thirst. Table of Contents: Part One: Broken Cisterns Lead To... 1. An Imperfect World 2. Disorder, Discontentment, and Death 3. Impure Passions and Incorrect doctrine 4. Enslavement and Infinite Consequences Part Two: The Fountain of Living Waters Has... 5. Clean water 6. Living water 7. Nourishing water Part Three: We Respond By... 8. Loving and Enjoying God 9. Trusting and Obeying God
"Taken from Jeremiah 2:13, the author contends that the Church has made the same mistake as ancient Israel in forsaking God, the "fountain of living waters," and building "broken cisterns" to take His place.
With Love Continue my journey again with me soon my friends. I am so grateful that God has chosen me to tell them. I do have a voice, a voice that no one can take away from me. Oh how I love Jesus. What he has done with my life is so amazing and he will, help you. He is real, make no mistake about it. Seek him, seek his face with diligence in your heart, he answers us my friends.. I realized Christ was always my friend but I let the worlds issues get in the way and I, pushed him aside. But once I surrendered my everything to him I have learned to watch for him, watch for him like never before. Finding Christ is the best joy I've ever experienced in my life so I'm telling you, pray my friends, pray that he'll come for you and soon you too will rest in HIS peace and if you are in it, stay and wait on him. Wait on him to continue putting your life in order because if it weren't for him, we wouldn't be here. (Thanks for that Daddy.) Isaiah: 41 v 13
Substitution. This is the great sin of the Israelites in the Old Testament. In Jeremiah 2:13, God states that they had committed two evils. They had forsaken God, "the fountain of living waters," and had replaced Him with broken cisterns, "which can hold no water." This is also the great sin of the Laodicean Church and the average church member in America today; God calls them wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. What happened? In both cases, the average "believer" had substituted the power of the Holy Spirit for acts of religion. In the average church, focus is on activity, pounding ungodly rock music, and "excitement"-all of which gets the blood pumping and the heart beating fast, but is a work of the flesh nonetheless. God also called the Laodicean Church member lukewarm. The actual temperature of lukewarm is 98 degrees, near the natural body temperature. Lukewarm is a production of the flesh in worship. This book serves as both a warning and as a teaching tool to instruct honest seekers yearning to live a life in the power of the Holy Spirit. It's not only necessary, but is what God expects of a true Christian. The choice is yours: living waters...or broken cisterns.