Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh start. And there is a fresh fountain of equipping grace available to you today.
There is a fresh drink available for you at the well with Jesus.
There is a drink that you can recieve today that will satisfy and replenish and meet your every need.
There is a drink that will fulfill the longings deep in your spirit, and quiet the continual hunger pains for more and more.
There is a drink available to you that will calm your anxieties, silence the cravings for the things of this world, and quench the thirst in your soul.
And this water is available straight to you from Jesus. The intercessor and mediator Himself is offering to quench your thirst and revive your dry bones.
And the beautiful part is when we flee to the world trying to satisfy our inner longings with temporary fixes, Jesus is ready to meet us in the darkest places and offer us so much more than any worldly desire.
He is not sitting in your church waiting for you to clean up and meet Him there Sunday morning.
He is in the middle of your struggle. He can be found sitting by the well of the world. He is not bound by cultural norms or religious routines.
He is a personal, all up in your business Lord, ready to give you more than you ever realized you needed.
That is exactly what happened to an unexpecting woman at the water well in Samaria. Right in the middle of her ordinary task of drawing water, she met the Savior who was there waiting for her.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans. )
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
“I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
This was an ordinary place, but definitely not an ordinary encounter.
The woman at the well was a Samaritan woman, strike one.
She was divorced 5 times! Even in our very permissive culture that is considered problematic. Strike two.
She was living with a man who was not her husband. Strike three.
Jewish people didn’t even speak to Samaritans. They avoided Samaria and the people as much a possible.
Not Jesus, He chose to pass through Samaria! He chose her right in the middle of her mess. He chose her. He is Lord. He knew exactly who He would meet at the well that day. And He knew exactly what she needed in that hour. And He chose to reveal Himself to her as the Messiah she was waiting for!
The Lord has the SAME for you. He will meet you in your addiction. He will meet you in your weakness. He will meet you as you sit with crippling anxiety. He will meet you in the darkness of depression. He will meet you in the midst of painful loss, devastating divorce, family dysfunction…. you name it. He desires to meet you right in the muck of it, and offer you a drink from His Spirit that will quench your thirst in such a way that you won’t need the temporary fixes of the world.
You won’t need to people please when you are drinking living water.
You won’t need to perform for acceptance when you are drinking living water.
You won’t need to sit with worries and allow every thought to take you scary places when you are drinking living water.
You won’t need to fear any part of your day when you are drinking living water.
The living water satiates and fulfills.
It quenches in a way that your desires for things of the world become less and less.
It calms and quiets and gives rest..
And it makes you a well for others!
As you recieve, you become a vessel for the love of Jesus to pour out onto other thirsty and parched souls. You can encourage, share scripture, and pray with others because the living water flows forth from you in the very moment of need..
Dear Heavenly Father,
Let us hunger and thirst for You more than anything this world has to offer. Let us learn to come to You first to be filled before running to the temporary things of this world. Lord, let us learn that your living water is available and so much better than anything we leave behind. Lord, pour Your living water into us so that we never thirst for the world again. In Jesus’s name, Amen.