"Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none on earth that I desire but You!"
The women of Samaria came with their pots to Jacob's well. Though they filled them to the brim each morning, the water was soon used up or evaporated under the sun's burning heat. But one day, when the sun had reached its zenith (not the normal hour for drawing water), one solitary woman came to the well. Sitting there was a stranger who offered her something better. Jesus offered her a drink, one that would fill her so completely that no ordinary water would satisfy her again. It was Living Water, a taste of the Lord Himself! Jesus knew that one sip would be enough. For it would change her thirsting heart into a well, bubbling over with salvation and bringing everlasting joy.
When you come with your 'water pot' to Jesus, He'll do the same for you. He'll give you Living Water for your dry and thirsting soul. And your well will never run dry because you'll always want more. And even if your love for Jesus is sweet, you'll never be satisfied til you see Him face to face.
The more I am with Jesus, the more I want Him. Isn't it the same when you're in love? When my husband and I were dating, we saw each other every day. Before I went to sleep at night, we spoke for hours on the phone. We shared love letters each morning, sharing our love and prayers. But it still wasn't enough! We longed to be husband and wife, so our love could be closer and more intimate. Shouldn't it be the same with Jesus? Heaven is too far away! We can't wait til then to enjoy sweet communion with our Lord! Our hearts must embrace Him here. We must keep Him always before us, always in our thoughts, always in our prayers.
When we taste Christ's Living Water (in the Bible), nothing will be more important that this! He won't be a stranger at the well. He'll be the love of our lives! We'll want our water pots filled to the brim. So I come to the well each morning where He fills me up, "good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over" (Luke 6:38). Only then can I become a well of life, a source of never failing streams, reviving my heart and bringing revival to everyone around me.
The heart that has once tasted the love of Christ cries out continually for a deeper draft, and as you impart you will receive in richer and more abundant measure. Every revelation of God to the soul increases the capacity to know and to love. The continual cry of the heart is "More of Thee," and ever the Spirit's answer is "Much more!" (Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. 20).
Dear Father, Fill my heart to overflowing today. Give me that water so I can be Your fountain springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14). May your water fill me up and spill over the brim, so I can refresh others around me and bring them to Your well. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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