Quench Your Thirst

“But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again–ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.”    John 4:14

Ever had a physical thirst that was tough to quench?  We all have had a dryness which at best has only been temporarily quenched.  In contrast, how about the thirst of your soul?  This thirst can only be quenched by Jesus, through His Spirit.  Remember the woman at the well?  After she received from Jesus she left her water jar at the well (John 4:28) because it could not contain what she sought.  Jesus had filled her even to overflowing so that she was compelled to share what she found with others (John 4:29-30).

Jesus does not give a simple drink of water but causes a spring, a never-ending fountain, flowing from the inward satisfaction of the reception of His gifts.  This well of water is so abundant that it is enough for our everlasting needs.  Drinking from this well not only gives abundant water but has the ability to deeply satisfy your thirsty soul.  You will never have to search to find what satisfies again ~ when you turn to Him you get Him.

This water Jesus provides is described as a ‘springing up.’  This is the description of the activity of a fountain.  A fountain represents water in motion and not something at rest.  Can you imagine being gifted by Jesus Himself, a very fountain in your innermost being that wells up by its own inherent ability and does not cease to satisfy?

“Now on the last day, the great day of the feast,  Jesus stood and cried out, saying, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.”  (John 7:37-38)
 If anyone is THIRSTY.  Do you thirst for God?  If you physically thirst for water you know what is necessary to satisfy your thirst.  When your soul thirst, do you know it is God it thirsts for?  That it is Him you were created to thirst for?  Yes, when we thirst for water we can satisfy it temporarily with a substitute but the thirst will not be quenched.  Soon it will thirst again because what it really needed was pure water.  The thirst in our soul is the same.  When we thirst for God we may satisfy that need with a shabby temporary distraction but we will soon thirst again because we have not quenched our need.  We will always be left wanting until we receive the longing of our soul.
Don’t be stubborn and don’t be afraid.  We are told to just “open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”  (Psalm 81:10b).  Come to Him and ask Him to quench your thirst forever.  You are the cup, He is the living water.  You were created to not only be filled with Him but to be filled to overflow.  Let’s stop putting things in our cup that do not satisfy what it is we are truly thirsting for.  
In His grace,
Amanda

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