Are You Thirsty?

Last Sunday we heard about people and their thirst for God.

It’s interesting to note that as the secular water dries up, we cry out for the spiritual water. When we are at our lowest and struggling having tried to quench our thirst with the world and failed, we tend to call out to our Heavenly Father.  Just like children who when they are doing well by themselves they don’t want to have their dad helping them but how quickly they call out for their parent when they are about to fall.

Once we have grown up and are out in the world so many of us when we are successful claim the glory as our own doing yet when we fail how many of us always have something or someone else to blame. Jesus said to the woman at the well, “...those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.” (John 4:14).  So how many of us seek the water that Jesus offers?

From my own personal experience, I can promise you that even when you have great wealth there will always be that hole within, that emptiness that no amount of power or property or wealth can fill. I had a man working for me who lived in a government house and had virtually no material possessions other than the furniture in his home and an old car. He was so much at peace with himself.  He was married with several children and whenever he walked into my business to start work, he always had a smile on his face.

Back then, I was not walking with Christ and could not understand why he was so happy, so I asked him.  He mentioned his faith in Jesus, and I turned and walked away.  On reflection most people would say that was a big mistake for me, but I have come to realize that I was still too full of the worldly water and was not thirsty for the life-giving water despite trying many secular ways to fill that emptiness within me.

The thing about Jesus’ life-giving water, is, you must taste it before you realize how much you need it and the more you drink it the more you want it. Everyone has this free life-giving water available.  We just need to reach out for it and as you drink it, “…It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life” (John 4:14).

God bless you all

John Deroule