Her water basins were as dry as her heart.
Yet she filled her emptied pot like she tried to fill the hole in her life. But the thirst she had inside was never satisfied.
Give Me a drink.
She looked at the Man who uttered those words in surprise. Rarely did anyone speak to her let alone a Jewish Man. She went to the well when the sun was high to avoid the other women who would keep their distance but gaze on her disapprovingly. Yet here this Stranger asked her for a drink and His eyes pierced her as though He could unlock the secrets she kept hidden deep within.
How is it that You being a Jew, asks a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?
Do you know who You’re speaking to?
It’s just not that our people avoid one another…it’s so much more.
Do you know what I’ve done?
Do you see the shame that like broken cisterns keeps me hollowed and barren?
If you knew the gift of God, and who says to you, ‘Give Me drink’…
Asking For Living Water
There are so many who are thirsty for love. The slightest drop of attention or affection feels like cool waters on a parched soul. But Jesus tells this woman at the well, If you knew the gift of God. There is a difference between knowing about something and truly knowing with your mind and heart. Jesus was telling her if she knew wholeheartedly she would ask for fresh, living water. He tells the same to you, who thirst for something more. If you knew the length, depth, breadth, and height, of what He had to offer you would never thirst for love again.
My journey with accepting singleness has been a long and hard one. I’ve cried many tears, prayed for God to bring my future husband, and written many blog posts about it. My story may be different from yours yet I believe the heart of it is the same. You‘re looking for that special someone who will see your value, set you apart, and love you wholeheartedly.
As I’ve ministered to women who have had their own time of pain and heartbreak over singleness, God has shown me that a man who enters your life can only confirm what God has affirmed. Did you get that?
There are many women who go from one man to another seeking to get their emotional water pots filled. Celebrity reports are too happy to actresses who have so much yet act as though they have so little. There is an emptiness inside which they fill the only way they know how. They don’t know who they are and instead seek for someone else to tell them.
God Knows Your Name
Marriage will never solve our personal problems…in fact, it’ll only make it worse. One of the biggest struggles that women of God go through is knowing who they are in Christ.
God calls you:
The apple of His eye
A Worship-Filled Life
Why is it so hard to believe Him?
God knows you’ll never reach His standard of perfection. He wants worshippers – lovers of Who He is. The Samaritan woman spoke the truth about the condition of her heart and Jesus revealed Himself and His plan to her.
Your worship-filled life is what counts to God. It must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. He finds pleasure in believers who are honestly themselves before Him. God is sheer being itself – Spirit. Those who worship Him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration. (John 4:23-24, MSG)
Jesus will never stop reminding you of who you are in Him no matter your circumstances. Never stop worshipping Him for who He is. After an encounter with Him, you can never leave the same. The Samaritan woman who came with empty pots left filled with soul-satisfying spiritual water. God invites you to do the same: to drink deeply from His never drying wells of true love.