Hello [user:firstname | default:Beloved],
In John 4: 4-42, the Bible tells us about the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob. This woman was surprised that Jesus, a Jew, asked her for a drink. “Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” (…) Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” Interested, the Samaritan woman clearly asked Jesus to give her this living water. But the response of the Lord is very curious: “Go, call your husband and come here.”
Why such give such a response, since the young woman just asked to drink the living water that the Lord had offered? The Lord Jesus understood that the Samaritan woman was a woman frustrated by the blows of life. And she had a thirst that she could not quench. Thus, she believed for a long time that finding the right husband would quench her thirst. From one failure to another, she got married five times without satisfaction. She was trying to enter in a sixth one when she met Christ at the well. This divine connection with Jesus eventually quenched her to the extent that she abandoned her pitcher to witness about Christ and bring souls back to the Lord (John 4: 28-30).
Beloved, what’s making you run around so much? What’s frustrating you so much, making you thirsty and dissatisfied? Your neighbor’s disbelief? Financial or emotional problems? Delayed marriage? Unemployment or promotion? The absence of a child in your home? Sickness? Lack of deliverance?
Know that God has allowed this dissatisfaction in your life in other for you to come closer to Him. Stop focusing on this problem that is frustrating you so much! Do not make it your number one prayer topic. Know that God is faithful and He answers. Jesus said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” (John 7: 37b). He is therefore referring to all types of thirst! And he’s asking you to focus, not on what causes your thirst, but on Him Christ. He wants to lead you to the essential, that is, giving you His water so that you will never be thirsty again. Search and love the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart.
In Luke 5: 1-11, the disciples on the shore of Lake Gennesaret had a thirst: taking many fish. They had fished all night, without success. When Jesus came to them, He diverted their attention from fishing and asked to use their boat to preach the gospel. They accepted, without complaining. When Jesus finished His work, He helped them to experience a miraculous catch!
Just like the Samaritan woman who left her pitcher to testify about Christ (John 4:28), the disciples put aside their fishing concerns to let Jesus use their boat to proclaim the Good News to the crowd. Did not the disciples, at the end of the story, catch many fish? They got what they’d spent all night looking for!
Believe in your heavenly Father and do his will. He wants to quench your thirst forever. In so doing, you will fulfill the biblical word of Matthew 6:33 in your life: “ Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. “
May God bless you [user:firstname | default:Beloved]
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