Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

2 Chronicles 16; Revelation 5; Zechariah 1; John 4

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.  Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”  John 4:13-15

I’m parched. 

Again. 

Apparently, I am drinking from the wrong well. 

Jesus tells me that He provides me a source of living water that assures that when I drink from it, I will never thirst.  And yet, my experience is that I do thirst again.  There can be no other explanation than I am choosing to drink from the wrong source.

  • When I place my faith in my own abilities, I am drinking from the wrong well.
  • When I look for significance in what others think of me, I am drinking from the wrong well.
  • When I seek pleasure in this world apart from God, I am drinking from the wrong well.

I have such easy access to this living water.  In fact, it is within me:

 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  John 7:38

Lord God,
I have tasted living water, the Holy Spirit within me, and experienced the freedom and pleasure of life lived in unity with the Spirit.  And yet, I confess that I often revert to living life “the old way”.  Thank you for the blessing of living water.  I desire to drink deeply from this well “so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here…”

Greg (gmd40187)

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