Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for your and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” – John 4:10 NLT
This song, as most by Casting Crowns, is a sermon in 4 minutes! I am praying today as you take a break and watch the video for God to speak the words you need to hear today.
‘Sermon’ from this Song: God created us with a Spirit nature, unlike any other animal or creature! This spiritual nature was to enable us to be in relationship with Him. This spirit nature will crave Jesus and this relationship with the Father until we find and accept Him.
We think we know what will fill our void and make us happy. We all try to fill that void within us in a few different ways:
Others- saying “if I can only find that soul-mate, that perfect one who completes me…” They are human with faults like everyone else. Humans disappoint. God doesn’t!
Ourselves- “I know what’s best for ME!” We all like to think that, but can any of us say we are the BEST we will ever be right now? Did you think you would be farther along and more successful than you are by this age? SEE…we only see what is right in front of us, but God sees the before, present & future and will work all things together for good for His children….IF WE LET HIM!
Material Stuff- "The newest & best of things bring me happiness!" Yes, they will....FOR A TIME! All the toys and finest house and clothes will be awesome until the new wears off or until someone else gets something newer and nicer! If 'things' are what you depend on for your joy and peace, you will never be content in this life. There will ALWAYS be something bigger & better right after you get what you think will make you happy forever. THINGS are temporary. God is Eternal!
Religion- “If I do all the right things, God will bless me and I will go to Heaven” DOING the right things has nothing to do with peace and joy! You may get some happiness from others patting you on the back, but God probably isn’t one of those hands. Salvation brings real peace & joy, the gift of grace from Jesus! All the good deeds in the world will never earn salvation, but so many burn themselves out thinking if they keep the scales of good & bad tipped in the right direction then they will get Heaven. Such a scary & sad lie that will keep so many from the amazing life God has for them here & in Heaven.
JESUS is the ONLY one that can fill us! Our Soul-“WELL” needs to be filled constantly. We can work in vain to fill it with non-spiritual things, but it will never, ever satisfy! Some spend a lifetime trying only to end up dry.
JESUS is the LIVING WATER! The ever-bubbling spring of water to keep "THE WELL” full and overflowing. We don’t have to understand it all. We don’t have to explain how He does it. HE JUST DOES!
“When you come to the well, all who thirst will thirst no more, all who search will find what their souls long for, the world will try, but it can never fill, so leave it all behind, and come to The Well!”
Come today asking for Jesus to begin to fill your “Soul-Well”!