What Well Are You Drinking From?

Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a])
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
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.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

Today I would like to start by asking you a question.  What well are you drinking from?  This question came to mind as I thought about the Samaritan women in the 4th chapter of John.
In this chapter Jesus explains to the Samaritan woman that everyone who drinks water that God provides will never thirst again, because they will be drinking Living Water.  This water that He spoke of was an eternal water.  Of course she did not understand initially.

She did not understand that all that God gives, provides nourishment and life to our very souls.  This water that He spoke of quenches our thirst physically and spiritually. In other words it satisfies.  There is no need to look to other places for fulfillment or satisfaction..
Daily we hear of the different addictions that people are dealing with.  These struggles can be constant and they are absolutely real. Whether you know someone personally or you have experienced it first hand or simply seen it on  a T.V. show, it is heartbreaking to watch.
Maybe your struggle is not an addiction. Maybe it’s just discontentment, sadness or even disappointment. Maybe it’s a struggle with unforgiveness or other unresolved issues in your life. Whatever the case, how are you choosing to cope with your problem or resolve your issue?  If it’s anything other than what God provides through a relationship with Him and spending time in His Word, it will be a temporary fix.
If you have not already done it, I want to encourage you to drink deeply from the well of Living Water that God provides.  Only God can fully satisfy our every need.  Why not surrender your burden to His care?   You can actually start living a life of freedom today.  My prayer for you today; is that you will drink deeply of the Living Water that comes straight from the well that our Heavenly Father provides.

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