Feb. 4, 2021

Thirst no more

Thirst no more
John 4:14
KJV But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Phillips "Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water I will give him will never be thirsty again. For my gift will become a spring in the man himself, welling up into eternal life.”

We live in a thirsty world where people are looking to material ways to satisfy a spiritual void. People turn to alcohol, drugs, illicit sex, workaholism and every other thing to try and satisfy their spiritual needs. However these are two different realms. The material realm can never satisfy the hunger of the spiritual realm. The verse above is taken from a passage where Jesus was conversing with a woman who had been married five times and yet was not satisfied. She turned to men to try and fill a spiritual void. In the words of my pastor " there is in the heart of men and women a God shaped vacuum which only a relationship with Christ can satisfy". In the words of Jesus quoted above, drink of this life giving water and you will never thirst again. Instead this water will spring up within your spirit to satisfy the thirst of multitudes. Jesus satisfies our thirst and makes us people who direct others to the source of our joy, Christ Jesus our Lord. Just writing a quick reminder to turn to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. The Lord will perfect that which concerns us. An urging to turn to Christ with child like simplicity and forsake a life of bondage to satan and live in the freedom offered by Christ. Let us pray: Father we come in Jesus name and ask you to direct our steps. We repent of all wrongdoing and disobedience to your Word. We thank you for purchasing our pardon on the cross. Cause us to walk in paths of righteousness for your name sake. Guide and direct our lives. In Jesus name we ask this. Amen.