Posted by: missionventureministries | November 7, 2011

Jesus our “Living Water” – John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

When the woman asked Jesus for physical water He offered her spiritual water. We understand that the human body can not survive without physical water, the same way the spiritual body can not survive without spiritual water. Jesus is the “Living Water” of life. He is our life source, our life sustenance and essentially our “very life.” When we draw close to Jesus daily in prayer and obedience, we have the blessing to drink from His presence. His presence is the gift of life. It is eternal life, the very life we were created for.

Jesus the Living Water well never runs out, because He said: “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them” (John 7:37-38). When we come to Him He will give us to drink and we will never thirst again. Therefore, accepting the fullness of the blessings Jesus offers, He will fully and permanently quench the profoundest thirst of the human soul. We will find peace and become a source of blessing to others, just as the woman at the well became a blessing to those where she lived.

Nothing satisfied the hunger or thirsts of our soul because the things of this world can only fill our physical thirst, but it will leave us empty in the end. Yet the Living Water of God will satisfy our longing and thirst to be totally fulfilled.

The woman at the well desired living water, she needed something the world was not giving her. She needed a gift of God’s grace. She needed a living relationship with the Living God. She needed to know Jesus Christ.

Jesus had made a special trip through Samaria for her to find the fountain of life. He waited to meet her at the well. All she had to do was drink. Jesus offered her new life. Jesus offered abundant life. He came to resolve all of those old issues that had been in her life. She understood and leaving her water pot she returned to the city and told the people that she had found the source of living water, the Messiah.

When we desire to partake of this living water and experience that divine well springing up within us to everlasting life, we should not be afraid. We need to believe with all our heart and develop an unshakable faith in the Son of God. We need to let our hearts reach out in earnest prayer and fill our mind with knowledge of Him, forsaking our sins. We must walk in holiness and harmony with the commandments of the Holy Scripture and drink deeply of the living waters of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the answer for our life. The woman at the well found what she needed and so can we. All we need to do is turn to Him. If we let Him, Jesus will transform our life forever.

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:31-32


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