If you drink the living water Christ gives you, you will never thirst again
You will be forever satisfied
He becomes a gushing fountain, flooding you with endless life
John 4:1-10 (NIV)
1Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John—
2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples.
3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 Now he had to go through Samaria.
5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink”?
8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food).
9 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).
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”.
…Jesus makes a profound statement here. He looks at the woman and says, ‘Please give me a drink.’ Jesus, the visible image of the invisible God, Creator of heaven and earth. All things were made through Him, and by Him.
In Psalms 8, David says: ‘What is man that you are mindful of him…’ David is telling God, ‘I am just a mere man and you are thinking of me.’ Jesus didn’t need anything from this woman. He is the One who caused water to gush forth in the wilderness. Although He did not need anything from her, He wanted something from her. He didn’t need her water. He didn’t need the well. Instead, He wanted her worship. He wanted her life to be fully devoted to Him. He is asking this woman to pour out her spirit, her worship upon Him.
John 4:23-24 (NIV): ‘Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth’.
There is no alternative. Those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. There is no choice in the matter. This is not two kinds of worship, but two aspects of worship. To worship Him in Spirit means to worship Him in harmony with the nature of God, who is Spirit. To worship Him in truth is to truly worship God with no pretense, but with transparency and a sincere heart. The same God, who asked the woman at the well for a drink of water, is asking you the same question: will you give me a drink; will you pour out your praise and worship on me? I don’t need anything from you, but I desire your affection. I desire your devotion. This passage implies that every single person is important to Him. Even, the lowly person, such as the woman at the well, is refreshing to Him.
Today, that same beautiful name, that same Jesus, is calling you to worship and give Him all the bitter things in your life. Give Him all your guilt, all your shame. You don’t have to live with it any longer. ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ I have come to take your drink, your punishment, your burden, and exchange it and offer you this living water.
John 4:10 (NIV): 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’.
This living water, Christ, is present in everyone of us. He will cause us never to thirst again. He will cause us to be satisfied. This living water becomes a gushing fountain… – Sonja Kleynhans
2 August: Christ in the storm, by Dr. Ben Kleynhans: “In the storm, His rule, authority and power manifests on behalf of you”.
Psalms 89:8-9 (AMP)
O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds You [as an intrinsic, unchangeable part of Your very being].
9 You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
9 August: The woman at the well, by Sonja Kleynhans: “This living water is Jesus Himself: His Word.”
John 15:16 (AMP)
16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.
16 August: Servanthood, by Dr. Ben Kleynhans: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve: You cannot be a son of God if you are not a servant.”
Isaiah 42:1-4 (AMP)
1“Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold;
My Chosen One in whom My soul delights.
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 “He will not call out or shout aloud,
Nor make His voice heard in the street.
3 “A broken reed He will not break [off]
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish [He will not harm those who are weak and suffering];
He will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 “He will not be disheartened or crushed [in spirit];
[He will persevere] until He has established justice on the earth;
And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law”.
23 August: Obedience, by Dr. Ben Kleynhans: “His message comes through His messenger”.
Romans 1:1, 5-6 (AMP)
1Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative), set apart for [preaching] the gospel of God [the good news of salvation],
5 It is through Him that we have received grace and [our] apostleship to promote obedience to the faith and make disciples for His name’s sake among all the Gentiles,
6 and you also are among those who are called of Jesus Christ to belong to Him;
30 August: Who are you, O Great mountain, by Pastor Coenie Bezuidenhout: “Jesus is teaching us how to get major obstacles (mountains) in our lives to obey us”.
Zechariah 4:7 (AMP)
7 ‘What are you, O great mountain [of obstacles]? Before Zerubbabel [who will rebuild the temple] you will become a plain (insignificant)! And he will bring out the capstone [of the new temple] with loud shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”