Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Jesus is having a most unlikely conversation with a woman at Jacob's well in Samaria. In the verse Jesus refers to "living water" that is the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is talking to her about a thirst that goes way beyond the physical. Just like we can get parched by working outside in the dry heat for a long time, we can get parched in our spirit when we do the work of God apart from his Spirit. And it's so easy to do.
But Jesus indicates that it doesn't have to be this way!
Jesus says, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
This is unbelievable if you think about it. An inner source of refreshment to our spirit? For free?! Without limit! Yes, and more.
Even though we can become spiritually weary when we serve the Lord--we don't have to! Remember, it's in this same episode where the disciples try to get Jesus to eat lunch after a long morning trek. He tells them when they get back with lunch he's already eaten and that his food was serving the Lord at that well.
This is amazing. We can serve the Lord and not tire spiritually. Now, we still have limits physically and emotionally. These are real limitations. But a dry spirit--that never has to happen.
Ever felt dry spiritually? You feel thin, empty and weak. You eat a good dinner. You slept well that night. But when you go to teach the word or speak into someone's life, it just doesn't flow. You're dry--empty. The fountain is clogged.
So what do we do with this? What is the Lord telling us? Unclog the fountain!
Repent. If you've been serving more out of your own strength than in relying on his, confess it! Repent and turn back to him. He's waiting!
Then ask him to fill you up to overflowing with his unlimited living water--his Holy Spirit. It would be his pleasure.
Life--abundant and eternal--is in us if we are in Christ Jesus. His Spirit abides in us and to the extent that we believe and rest in this truth is the extent to which we tap into that everlasting fountain.
So tap in today and enjoy the unlimited refreshment of living water. To God be the glory!