Monday, March 1, 2010

Today's Devotional Scripture

“Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.’ – The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?’ So the people came streaming from the village to see him.”
John 4:13-14, 28-29

What a beautiful picture God is painting for us. Here is a woman who is coming to the well for water during the heat of the day. She may have been an outcast for why else come alone in the heat? Why not come early in the cool of the morning with the other women? Regardless, she comes for water for her physical thirst and Jesus offers her water for her spiritual thirst. Water that quenches our real thirst. And she gets it! So much so, that she leaves the water at the well and runs and tells everyone in the village about Jesus and how she thinks He might be the Messiah. Today, what is it that your heart thirsts for? Is to be heard and understood? Is it to be affirmed or blessed? Do you want to be loved? Do you need to be forgiven? Perhaps you long to be included or to be chosen? Perhaps it is just to be safe? Whatever the longing of your heart, Jesus has the living water that can quench your thirst. His love for you is the living water you have been looking for. Come to Him today. Drink of His love, forgiveness, understanding, affirmation and blessing. When you do, you too will be telling everyone, “Come and see this Jesus who knows me and quenches the thirst of my soul.”

Oh Lord, You know the longings of my heart. You know my needs, my fears, and my desires. I come to you today to be filled. Fill me with your living water. May I be Your vessel, wholly and totally Yours. Then pour Your Holy Spirit into this vessel, this pot. Then fracture it, crack it, so that Your Spirit flows out and comes into contact with those all about.  Come dear Lord and quench the desires of my heart. In Jesus Name I pray ~Amen.