Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
John 4: 10, NIV
In my devotion today I read this passage as I was learning the story of the Woman of Samaria. Jesus asked for a drink of water from the well, and it puzzled the woman. He was a Jew, and she was a Samaritan. They didn’t mix. But Jesus insisted she give him a drink. She didn’t have anything to draw the water out of the well. Then Jesus told her a drink of water would only make her thirstier, but a drink out of the living well will satisfy her for all time.
So I ask you; “Where do you want to drink from?”
I can hear you saying the living well of course. Who wouldn’t?
Don’t we often turned to the drink of life instead of the living water? I know I struggle with it. The world is turning faster and faster every year. It’s had to keep up. We go to our day jobs, and studies show not many people like their jobs. Still, we have to pay our bills and not everyone has the resources to do what we want to do. It’s the American way to work hard so we can play. We deserve to have fun, right?
I agree that we do but I also think we spend a lot of time and money looking for satisfaction in life in materialistic things. But satisfaction alludes us. So we fill our lives with stuff, and when the shine wears off, we replace it with more stuff. But is God telling us we only need to turn to him to feel whole?There is no denying the fact that money can make our lives easier. But does it give us what we are searching for? Click To Tweet
There is no denying the fact that money can make our lives easier. But does it give us what we are searching for?
I know it’s hard to live in this world when it’s so centered around success, money, and possessions. And I’m not here to deny you the finer things in life. But I do think we need to be aware of where we are spending our time, what we are spending our money on. Time is precious, and God is giving us living water, but each moment of life can change on a dime. Why waste it on things that we are trying to fill us up but still leaves us feeling empty?
We are bombarded with ads in our social media, TV, radio, and google searches. Even on the roadsides. While every business needs customers to sustain them, it doesn’t mean we need what they are selling us. And oh they are so good at it because we do buy their products. I fall victim to it too. More times than I’d care to admit. Don’t get down on yourself. Just take some time to ask if what you are about to buy if you need it.
You can also talk to God. And then listen. He will tell you if you are patient and wait for the answer. Sometimes He might even have a better solution for you that will fill you up even more.
Accept the Living Water from God. Will you?