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Choose To Drink From The Fountain of “Living Water”

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By Bea Wallen

   

Jesus answered and said unto her, “whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; 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” John 4:13-14.

In talking with the woman at the well, Jesus spoke of life-giving water. The water of the world can never satisfy the void in the heart of any lost person.

However, there is an even starker reality, even after we become believers the things of the world cannot bring true, lasting contentment. No matter how much money we have, we are never satisfied apart from Jesus Christ.

If you think happiness comes from more money and material possessions, take a closer look at the happy and unhappy people you know. You’ll find that some of the happiest people are not well off at all, and some of the most miserable people really have all the money they need for necessities, and luxury in life. Take a look at most celebrities in Hollywood. The majority of them turn to drug or alcohol use and have unstable marriages.

What is the key to happiness to contentment? Paul gave his version in Philippians 4:11-12 “for I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content. I know how to be abased and I know how to abound; everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” Then in verse 13 “ I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me.”

Paul’s ability to cope with all the ups and downs for life came from Christ, who gave him strength and power.

Your wealth or position in life is not what brings contentment, but your “source of life” will empower you to be content whatever the situation.

This is exactly what Jesus was saying to the woman at the well, when he spoke of life-giving water. He knew the woman did knot have a life of contentment, for he told her, “Go and get your husband” John16-18 “I don’t have a husband," the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband- for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”

Isaiah 26:3 tells us: you will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!

We find real contentment when we take refuge under the cover of God’s unchanging, love.

“O God, you are my God my soul thirsts for you, you satisfy me more than the richest of foods” (Psalm 63:1-5 NLT).

God alone can meet our deepest needs. God does not want you to live a life that feels empty and unrewarding. Nor does he want you taking great risks with the hopes of just anything along the way will fill that empty void you may have inside. Without nourishment from him we will starve spiritually as sure as we will starve physically without daily bread.

Jesus promised that the heart hungry for righteousness will be satisfied.

The woman at the well had tried in vain to find true happiness, yet nothing worked before she met the savior.

Christ is the source of living water. He stands waiting to touch your life with fresh hope. Drink of him, and be blessed by his unconditional love for you. His unfailing hope and comfort in times of sorrow.

From my heart.