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  • Writer's pictureDawn Ward

Living Water

Updated: Nov 4, 2023

water in well with spout
“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.” ‭‭John‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I listened to a sermon yesterday and at one point the pastor said that Jesus was the well of living water.

It got me thinking about what living water looks, feels, and tastes like. Clear and beautiful, clean, healthy, refreshing.

In contrast, stagnant water is mucky, dirty, possibly diseased, and in most cases undrinkable.

Has your life become stagnant, unsatisfying; has it become sick because of your circumstances? Or does living water flow through it?

I can identify with the days when I felt so heavy and burdened down that my life had become stagnant. I was stuck in feeling as though things would never change. I ruminated over my problems and my family’s and the mucky water just kept rising inside of me until it was all consuming.

What I needed was to be cleansed by the living water. This living water represents the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When he comes in, he cleans up the yuck and flushes our the toxins. He refreshes and restores us. That’s what I needed, to be restored.

When we are toxic, we have a tendency to contaminate others. We have all been around toxic and complaining people before. Not good. We are usually looking for the closest exit.

But what if you’ve become one of them? Have you allowed your circumstances to cause you to become a grumbler and complainer? Do you speak words of life or death? Are your conversations seasoned with grace or bitterness?

I only ask because I know what it’s like when the frustrations we live with on a daily basis pollute the pureness of the living water God has poured into us. We can only taste bitterness and we often settle for so much less than the Lord has planned for us.

Jesus went to the well at the hottest time of the day to meet a woman that no one else wanted to associate with. But he went because he knew they had a divine appointment, a life-changing one. For at that moment, he would cleanse her and set her free. He knew she was thirsty, and he knew it was a thirst only he could satisfy.

He is ready to meet each of us at that well. There he will pour his spirit into us and bathe us in his presence. Come to the water. You will thirst no more.

Dear Lord,

Thank you for your promise of living water and for your cleansing presence. We turn to you and drink from your well. We know only you can satisfy. We trust that you will do your work in us and through us.


Beautiful Blessings, Dawn

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