Mini Sermon

Am I thirsty enough

May 25, 2017

The thought of this makes me laugh because when you think of the word thirst you automatically associate it with “The thirst is Real” lol I know it is so cliché but you can guarantee that has been seen on your Facebook timeline more than one occasion. This phrase is more so spewed out of the mouths of girls and young women. I won’t exclude the male species either because you all have let it slip out a time or two lbvs. I want you all to know with all this talk about thirst brings me to a very important story that has changed my life forever. It is about the lady at the well in the book of John and verse 4 she is at this deep well at the hottest point of the day. Now in this story no one in their right mind would be at the well at that moment. She was there at that point to avoid the other people in town. In other words she was not deemed the most well liked. She was about to fetch some water presumably we see that she was physically thirsty but apparently it is way much more than that. Now on this road that Jews would never travel on because Jews were not to associate with Samaritans. Ironically Jesus must have knew that her thirst was a little more than physical he knew that their was more in her that needed to be quenched. Even if it is not unveiled in this passage. As they met he asked her for a something. It is such a simple question right? He went on and asked (Can I have a drink?) She began to quickly remind him that she was a Samaritan and he was a Jew but all that pretentious stuff did not matter. She goes on and states that he has nothing to fetch it with it and he tells her in that moment If you taste my living water you will never thirst again. He needed her to understand that this special gift that no others possesses will fulfill her thirst forever. This lady had previously already had 5 husbands so let's break this down she had been thirsting for it all along and she did want it but up until that day she never encountered it. 

 

This makes you really put some things into perspective. Like have I this whole time been thirsting for the wrong things. I mean we thirst for more money on our paychecks. We thirst for companionship (most anyway).We thirst for new clients in the business world. We seek to be filled up by others and truly all those and then some will leave you needing a drink of a big gulp of I need something more and simply the only thing we really need that will never leave us dry is Jesus. I can recall saying several times throughout my life there is something that is missing in my life. I assumed it could of been more education that I was seeking or because I was single I thought that maybe that would fill the void if I was in a relationship. {Nope that's not it} I just don't know what it is and guess what it was most certainly Jesus that I needed to come drink of that living water and fill me up. Let's not

get to wired and say we have never done this. Look at it this way when we all go and sit down at a restaurant and we have what they are called servers or waiters/waitresses and  what is the first thing they ask you {What would you like to drink?} and bring it to you or either fill your glass up at the table. The catch is that you will run out and have to fill up and we at least get a refill once after our first initial cup is gone. The most important thing to grasp is that any other thing outside of Jesus will leave us unfulfilled. If we do not have the holy spirit we will always need more. The woman at the well had 5 husbands and sought out what she assumed her flesh needed but it was more than that. We can feed our physical while our spirit starves. What you feed the most is what grows all the more.The great thing that can carry us throughout our lives is that Jesus knows us just like he knew her past even though she probably was like who in the world is this guy. I know she must have been is total astonishment. Before all this she had heard about the messiah coming but probably never could have imagined that he would come to her like this and even knowing all her business while also airing it out like rug in front of her.[Whew the dust was thick that day] I wanted to add that he met her right where she was because she was considered a little shady if you know what I mean. She did have like five different men. The spirit of the Lord began to break down the passage to me he stated that it says she had 5 husbands and not 5 marriages.*ding ding* So she was living in sin and even though he knew that he still offered her everlasting life and that is so amazing to me to have a God that despite our sins, circumstances and issues he is readily available to each one of us. I hope each person who reads this can if you have not already to step up and ask and receive this endless fountain of everlasting life that never runs out. I would like to leave you with this scripture and hopefully it fills your heart up to capacity.

 

 

Psalm 42:2-

2.My soul thirst for God, for the living God. When can I go meet with God?

At a well? Perhaps at the stop light or maybe in the carwash, shoe store or church but understand this in 

John 6:35

35. Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to me will not hunger, and he who believes in me will never thirst.

Blessings to you all!

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