We are never empty when we are filled with His presence.
I have been studying John lately. Specifically, John 6 and John 7.
My heart is wrecked and my heart is longing more and more for Jesus through it.
John 7:37-38, “Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his heart will flow rivers of Living Water”.
Jesus was standing up, crying these words out. Oh how passionate He must have been – wanting people to know that He will supply a river full of His blood. John 6:56 states, “Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me and I in him”.
Let’s rewind to John 5.
Jesus, here, meets a Samaritan woman on his way to Galilee. Jesus asks for a drink from the lady, as she was at the well. She at first was taken back, that a Jew was talking to a Samaritan, but she was also taken back because Jesus mentioned giving her the living water [v 10b]. She asks where you get this living water from, and Jesus replies with:
John 5:13-14 – “Jesus said to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to Eternal Life”.
Our body needs food to fuel us and keep us healthy.
Our soul needs His water and bread to fuel us and keep us healthy.
In a matter of fact, I think our body needs spiritual food more than actual food.
This is the Bread and Water that gives Eternal Life. This is the Bread and Water that fills our souls with the very thing we are longing for. This is the Bread and Water that will satisfy every soul. This is the Bread and Water that saves lives. This is the Bread and Water that gives purpose and fulfillment.
We have to feed ourselves with the words of Jesus in order to feed ourselves with anything else. When we aren’t filling ourselves up with things of Christ, we are going to be trying to fill ourselves with other things. We cannot give room for anything but Jesus.
Jesus was not promising a life free of tribulations or fears. Jesus was not promising a life full of your own desires. Jesus was not promising a life completely happy all the time.
What He was promising, was seeing, noticing, and acknowledging you at an empty well, trying to fill yourself with fleshly and lustful desires.
What He was promising, was assuring that you have a place in His house.
What He was promising, was a life that was filled with the Holy Spirit.
What He was promising, was Eternal Life with Him.
What He was promising, was an overflowing amount of His love. An agape love. A love that us, humans, won’t even be able to comprehend.
What He was promising, was an overwhelming amount of His grace. That Samaritan woman, was a woman who had five husbands. Yet, Jesus chose her. Chose her to talk to, to teach her, to forgive her, to offer her His Water, and to save her. He can give you that extra grace, too. He chooses you, too.
We won’t run out with Him. We will never know God fully, which means we will always have the opportunity to pull from His Well of the Living Water. It will never run dry. Our souls will never go thirty. Our bodies will never go hungry. The Well of God will just continue to flow – and so will your relationship with Him.
It’s not about us. It is all about Him and what He is capable of doing. It’s all about Jesus.
Whatever you are seeking, or whatever you are trying to satisfy yourself with – find it in Jesus. This, my friend, is where fulfillment happens. This, my friend, is where life starts.
We have the opportunity to invite Jesus into our lives – to give us that well of overwhelming water, grace, love, and peace. Will you invite Him?
Let your soul long for Him.
Let your soul be fed with His Words.
Let your soul desire His presence.
Let your soul thirst for Him – so you can receive the never-ending well.
Let your soul be emptied so that it can be filled with what God wants to plant in you.
When this happens,
We will never be empty.
I stared this blog in about January of 2016 to share His Word in a creative way. I was praying one night, and it kind of just came onto my heart.
I pray that The Lord may speak to you through me, I can only hope I can help you in your relationship with Christ.