The phrase, “living water” has been a constant source of encouragement and relevancy in my life. In my bible study, we have been studying John. In John 4, Jesus meets the needs for all people- no matter how little or grave the problem or need. More specifically, in John 4:10, this is said….
“Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink; you would have asked of him, and he would have given you living water.”
Y’all, Jesus is the living water. He is a constant source a joy. He fills us up when nothing else can.
I spend so much time (more time than I should…) trying to fill my life up with the things that will never satisfy and with the things that just leave me empty. Whether this be with relationships, friends, food, school, parties, exercise, boys, shopping, work, approval, perfection, or grades, these things will not fill our cup. They will not satisfy. Only He can.
With Jesus filling us up, the well will not run dry. He is constant. He always loves us no matter what mistakes we make, what choices we choose, or what we think in our minds. He loves us for who we are, not for what we’ve done.
Without Jesus, we are in deserts just searching for the water that doesn’t exist. He fills us up no matter how dry we are.
In this season of life, it’s taken a long time for me to realize this truth. He never fails us. His love never ceases and He will always revive us when we are needing Him more than ever. It has taken me so long to realize this truth because I’ve thought that the world could fill me up and keep me satisfied. Yes, it kept me satisfied momentarily, but I just wanted more and more. When I didn’t get more, I felt empty.
I finally came to the realization that He is enough. He is enough to make me happy, to fill me up.
John 7:37 says, “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.'”
There are no qualifications on who can come and drink form His well. We are all welcome. When we drink the living water, we will never thirst and we are fully satisfied, no matter the trial that comes or the pain that is present.
I encourage you to ask the Lord to be the living water in your life and to fill you up. You are more than the choices that you’ve made. You are more than the worldly desires. You are worthy of love. You can be filled up. Go to the Lord and ask for the desires of your heart and He will give them to you.
“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4