Are you thirsty? What do you thirst for? Whatever that may be, how does it make you feel after moments have passed? Are you fully satisfied or do you find yourself needing more of it?
Depending on your response to these questions the reality of it all is that we all thirst for something whether it is physically or spiritually. The next trend, next phone, money, acceptance, worth, love, etc.. We discover that deep within us there is a longing and thirst in our soul for something much greater; more satisfying than what we experience.
I personally remember a time in my life where I constantly sought for love, worth and acceptance from other people. I wanted to fulfill what was lacking in me and I desired to quench the thirst with those who had the love I needed or by the things that will give me the satisfaction I desired. But it wasn't enough, I thirst for more. It took me to receive Jesus into my life.
A story that vividly comes into mind is when Jesus sits near the well and meets a samaritan woman. This woman came to draw water from the well because she was thirsty; Jesus asks her for a drink and she refuses not knowing that He was the source which life flows. Seconds later Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
Jesus doesn't just offer "Fiji" water but LIVING AND ETERNAL WATER! the water that will quench your thirst forever. My question to you is which well are you drawing from? Is it the well of pride, selfish ambition, pleasures, or fear? Seriously where are you drawing from, Are you having to come back because it's not satisfying enough? Draw from the well of peace, love, kindness, goodness, self- control and joy. Jesus is enough!
The truth is that we all have a missing piece in our hearts and Jesus is that missing piece that completes the puzzle of our hearts. Psalm 107:9 "For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things."
God created you for Him. We are meant to live for God. God is the source of life; everything flows in and through Him. I found acceptance and love in Him and you can have the same. If only you would draw near to God He will draw near to you. He desires for you to come to Him and to be filled and satisfied! Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
What better promise than this? No luxury, boyfriend/girlfriend, career,etc..will ever compare with what God has to offer you. Jesus promises that we will never hunger or thirst! that means that no matter what we may lose in this life we can rest because at the end He is all we need and we will still be satisfied. Jesus is the ultimate satisfaction of your soul.
You can desire the things all you want but take note that all these "things" are fleeting and decaying; but God isn't. He remains and stands forever in all His eternal glory. I invite you to drink from His cup so that you will taste and see that the Lord is good Psalm 34:8.
Seeking satisfaction in Christ alone serves two purposes: It is for our good and for the glory of God. “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” As we drink daily from the cup of Jesus, it becomes evident to those we interact with that Jesus is enough and our hearts will “flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38).