John 4:13-14 New International Version
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 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.”
I often think of a glass of water and how refreshing it can be. We sometimes take water for granted. Going to a faucet and turning it on to get water. Where I live, the water is often shut off. I go to the faucet and only find that nothing comes out. It's frustrated and reminds me of how I might take water for granted. I am so thankful when it starts working again.
Where I live, we are in a water shortage area. We received a letter to tell us how we can and can not use water in our home. Our grass can not be water on a daily bases anymore. So our city put out a cash for grass offer and we took them up on that. We called them and found out the rules. We took out our grass and in the process of putting in rocks. We will be able to save water and it can go other places where needed. Drinking, showers, washing hands and the list goes on.
RAIN ~ is free water that God gives too. It waters the grass, plants, hills and fills up rivers. So many blessings in water. So how about the spiritual water God speaks about in the Bible?
Mark 9:41 New Living Translation
If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.
Our spiritual lives can also receive a drought or lack of water. We read the word of God above and know that he supplies our water for our lives. Each of us are different and need different amounts of daily refreshing, but all of us need it. Once again, let me remind you of what it says:
John 4:13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 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.”
THE WATER JESUS GIVES ~ is a spring within you to eternal life
When I was younger, I didn't understand eternal life or what that meant. It means everlasting life. So how can you live if you are dead? Wow, a little confusing until you research it a little more. Once you give your life to Jesus and ask forgiveness of sin, you are forgiven. Which gives you life in Heaven. That means everlasting life. Yes, we make mistakes again, but we ask forgiveness again. We must remember that we are human and need to do our best daily. But if something happens, we can go back to God and ask again. After all, you want that living water to continue in your life and after your life on earth.
WATER IS NEEDED ~
Physically to survive
Spiritually to survive
Go ahead, take a drink and let the refreshing feeling come over you! Life is too short to waste it on stuff that doesn't matter and feeling no hope. There is always hope and the new day you face has amazing opportunities within it. Give God a chance, give yourself a chance and drink of living water too. My prayers continue for you, your families and friends of the readers of my blog.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and pass it onto someone else. Life doesn't always turn out like we think and we need encouragement at times. This is meant to encourage you and know that God works all things for our good. Keep those eyes upon God and a greater today.