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Day 13 – Overcoming Spiritual Weariness – Part 2

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

“Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him,

and he would have given thee living water.’” John 4:10 (KJV)

When Jesus encountered the woman at the well, He began by asking her for a drink.  He clearly had no intention of her giving him one, because He tells her that if she had known who had asked the question, she would have asked Him for what she needed.  Jesus was revealing that He IS the well.

When Jesus asks us to come and join Him at the well, He is not asking in order to burden us with some duty or obligation done out of religious tradition or false piety.  This woman was nothing as far as society was concerned – she was shunned, ashamed, rejected, and had nothing to offer.  Many of us feel this way, so we make excuses not go to Him and give Him access to the dark corners of our hearts.  We are too empty and dry, and we agree with the lie that says that there is nothing we have that the Father would want.  It is easier to hide behind our creeds, theologies, and “churchy” exteriors, convincing ourselves that those things justify us.  Those things will never fill, satisfy, or justify.

When Jesus asks us for something, it is because in actuality He is the one who longs to do the giving.  He never asks for something that He won’t provide the means by which to give it.  The Father is looking for ones that know who is doing the asking.  He is looking for the ones that understand that at the well is the only place we find anything good to offer our King, and sometimes all we have to offer is an empty dry vessel that He can fill!  That is the starting point.  From there we can live a life filled to overflowing with Him, and in turn we can then pour Him out on all those around us.

“The woman then left her waterpot,

and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, ‘Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?’” John 4:28-29 (KJV)

“And many more believed because of his own word, and said unto the woman, ‘Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.’” John 4:41-42 (KJV)

The result of us laying down our empty, dry, broken vessels long enough to worship Him in Spirit and Truth, is a life that is overflowing with His power, love, and presence.  When we go through our journey in this way, all those around us will want to come and have their own encounter with the Savior of the world.  The Greek word for seeking in verse 23 also means “to crave”.   Just as Jesus’ natural body was “craving” refreshment, so He spiritually is “craving” us to sit at the well and worship Him as He fills us with eternal life.  What a thought!  God “craves” spending time with us!

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him

a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14 (KJV)

Jesus, You are the Living Water and the well that never runs dry.  You are the way, the truth, and the life.  You are the one who restores our souls.  Holy Spirit, fill us to overflowing in order that we might give out to everyone around us.  May we daily come and worship at the well to keep us overflowing and ready for the journey! Thank you Father!  

— Kristie Shuman

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