Thirsty?

LIFELINK DEVOTIONAL

Monday, July 6, 2020

It takes a lot of water to survive the heat. The last week has proven that to me.  Flowers wilt almost as fast as I do. Unless we continue to provide liquid life we risk death.

I have two questions for your consideration today. The first is this – “What heat in life makes you thirsty?” Maybe it’s the heat of political tension. Maybe it’s the hotbed of racial discrimination and injustice. Some may be thirsty from the heat of financial loss and insecurity. Most of us are thirsty for love and acceptance. In some area of your life right now, you are feeling the heat and it’s making you thirsty.

The second question is, “What water do you seek to satisfy your thirst?” For every area of heat in life there are human wells that provide water for your thirst. There is the water of the next election, or the next demonstration. We can drink the water of working harder or investing better. We can try the refreshment of human relationships to find love and acceptance. However, the water drawn from all human wells will never satisfy your thirst. You will always need more water.

What if I told you that there was water that would satisfy your thirst forever no matter what the source of heat? It’s true. But in order to drink this water you must first recognize that your real thirst is spiritual and not physical. So long as you continue to thirst for the physical, you will never be satisfied. When you acknowledge that your true thirst is spiritual, then living water is provided that will satisfy every other thirst.

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”” John 4:13-14

When Jesus spoke these words to a woman who was thirsty, she still put them in the context of the physical. She wanted earthly water to satisfy earthly thirst. But Jesus offers us spiritual water to satisfy spiritual thirst and earthly thirst. Jesus promised that the Living water of faith in Him would satisfy every thirst forever.

So again, what makes you thirsty, and what do you seek to quench your thirst? Take some time today to consider quenching your thirst once and for all by turning to Jesus.

Pastor John

 

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