Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you,
‘Give me a drink’, you would asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
~John 4:10 NKJV
It was a blazing-hot July day. What a day to have a yard sale! At least the huge trees in our front yard provided a cooler location. It was ten degrees cooler in the shade. It wasn’t a day to be in the sun.
Our neighbors were away for the weekend, but I heard a lawnmower next door. I felt sorry for whoever was mowing. I looked over the top of the hedge between our houses and saw a young man pushing the mower. I waved at him and asked if he would like a glass of cool water. He turned the mower off and came over and rested under the trees. With pleasure, I provided that cool drink for him. We struck up a conversation. As we shared how the Lord was working in our lives, our souls were refreshed.
In John 4, Jesus asks the Samaritan woman for a drink. She was surprised that a Jewish man would speak to her, and ask for a drink. She was astonished when Jesus said to ask Him for living water, and that as she drank the water He would give her, she would never be thirsty. She wanted this water so she would no longer have to come to the well. Jesus proceeded to tell her about her life. As the conversation continued, Jesus revealed to her that He was the Messiah. She believed Him. But it didn’t end there–she told the whole town and invited them to come and see Jesus the Messiah. This is our mission also. We are to tell others about Jesus Christ, the Savior, the One who refreshes and restores our souls.“Come to Me and drink,” is extended to each of us. #GlendaShouse #VineWords #Areyouthirsty Click To Tweet
In John 7: 37-38 (NKJV) we read, “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out saying. ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
This invitation, “Come to Me and drink,” is extended to each of us. When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are filled with the Holy Spirit, and as the Scripture says, “out of his (our) heart will flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38b NKJV)” “And as we hunger and thirst for righteousness we will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NKJV)”
But that’s not the end. Like the woman at the well, we too should seek opportunities to share this “thirst-quenching water” with others. Sharing the refreshing spiritual ‘water” is part of the Great Commission Jesus has invited us to be a part of.
Are you thirsty and which well are you drinking from?
Father God, thank You for the spiritual water that You provide for me through Jesus Christ when I hunger and thirst for Your righteousness. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Copyright 2020: Are you Thirsty?: Author Glenda Shouse: All Rights Reserved
Meet Our Contributor
Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer who is published at Answers2Prayer, Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and other ministries.
She is an Editor and a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More. She is a Contributing Author to Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships (VineWords Publishing).
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Grammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.
CONNECT WITH GLENDA SHOUSE AT:
(to be added)