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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

ARE YOU THIRSTY?


 

Today’s Reading:

John 7:37-39

If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” (v. 37b)

 

Human Beings are largely composed of water. The orange juice or coffee you drank this morning was mostly water. The eggs or toast contains more water than we realize. Vegetables /fruits all contain water, even the air we breathe has high moisture content, (I wonder if we could really see ourselves with the exceptional eye, would we see essentially water residing in a body consisting of organized cells, organs, and bones.) About seventy percent of the earth's surface is covered by water. (On December 26, 2004, an enormous earthquake under the Indian Ocean caused a tsunami. A huge wave of water, thousands and thousands of people were killed. Can you imagine that?) Too much water can certainly kill people. On the other hand, if we do not get enough water to drink, we will get thirsty and we will die.


There are more than physical needs in our lives. We also need peace and happiness; fulfillment and satisfaction; we need to be connected to others -like the song says, "We all need somebody to lean on." Even though someone may be alive physically, they may be dead emotionally, socially. What about our soul, spirit – the other parts of us.


In John 4, We read of the Samaritan woman going to the well and the spoken exchange between Jesus and her. In verse 13 He says: “everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again, but whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will NEVER get thirsty again – EVER. In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life” Water is mostly applied to the Spirit, (Heb 10:22,) He washes and cleanses us from the pollutions with water. Jesus came to give us new life, new minds why not new living water. Now it is called living water not because it is life giving but because it flows from a living fountain. Those who are dried up, thirsty can go and drink.


When we drink from the world, we will always be thirsty, always searching, always craving for more, the world only offers temporary satisfaction, it will not last. When we drink from Christ, WE WILL NEVER THIRST AGAIN, JESUS alone satisfies the longing of the heart. Jesus Himself said that from the innermost being, rivers of living waters will flow. “Innermost being” is literally, “belly.” The belly is the inner part of us that is always craving something. (Example: the craving for a chocolate, when eaten – happy, later you are craving something again). Or you are in the garden with a straw hat and gloves on, pulling out the weeds – sweat running like rivers down your back. All of a sudden, your spouse comes out with a long tall glass of iced cool drink – how refreshing, oh relieve. As such our spirit yearns to be quenched as well.


  • Accept Jesus, The Living Waters.

  • Jesus does not just have what our souls need; he is what our souls need.

  • This is God’s invitation to you. Not just mine. But God’s. Come, drink, live.

OWOLABI SUNDAY


Prayer:

  1. O Lord, thank you dying for me on the cross of Calvary, in Jesus name.

  2. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Personal Savior, in Jesus name.

  3. Lord, I am thirsty. I long for Your living water to flow in all its fullness through me today and every day You give me on this earth, in Jesus name.

  4. Holy Spirit fill me afresh right now. Fill me to overflowing with the fullness of Your Peace, Presence, Love, Joy and Hope, in Jesus name.

  5. Give me an unquenchable thirst as I sit at Your feet always, in Jesus name.

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