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
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
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…”