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Living Water

How many times, since I was a little kid, have I wished that there was a magic wishing well where I could just drop in a coin and make my wishes come true! I can tell you from experience that it doesn't work that way. How disappointing!

It took me a while to figure out wishing wells. The wishing well is actually a trap. It offers a cheap fix. The same is true about all of our attempts to look for shortcuts to happiness.

In John 4, a woman came to a well looking for water. She wanted to quench her thirst but she ended up having a talk with Jesus about life.

Jesus told her that if she looked carefully, there were actually two wells standing in front of her. One of them offered a drink of water. The only drawback was that she would become thirsty again. She would always have to come back for more water.

The other well offered "Living Water.” Drink from that well and she would never be thirsty again!

Which well would you choose? Well, to be more pointed, which well HAVE YOU CHOSEN? You see, you’ve already made that choice. Do you live your life just trying to take care of your physical needs but you never quench the spiritual desires in your life? See the point Jesus was getting at?

We are physical beings with bodies made out of flesh and blood, but we also have spiritual needs. If you never take care of the spiritual side of your life, you become unbalanced and things unravel on you. You can’t ignore the spiritual.

But, since most people are not tending to their spiritual self, they don't even notice that things have unraveled until they completely fall apart one day. People live unbalanced lives like this all the time and they never understand why their life is a mess.

Read John 4:4-42. The woman chose Jesus. He was the well of living water. She quenched her spiritual needs and her life was changed forever!

Take a drink of that living water. You don't realize the difference that it makes until you do.

Psalms 42:1-2
"As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?"

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