Joe and Jessa, I have not had anything to drink for a whole week and I am not thirsty. Last Monday I had surgery to have a feeding tube inserted into my stomach. As gross as it is I have a tremendous appreciation for my "Bendy Straw Belly Button." In the process of being able to take in fluids without actually drinking, the thirsty sensation is gone! I never thought that the feeding tube could fully quench my thirst but I was getting to the place where I was too afraid to drink!
Over the last several months I was having a harder time holding my head up. When I was drinking my water from my martini glass I was putting more pressure on the lip of the glass. In an attempt to hold my head steady I had to use my teeth to balance the glass under my mouth. Honestly, I was terrified that the glass was going to shatter and I would end up looking like the Joker. The martini glass was not built to meet my needs.
Jesus told the woman at the well that if she would drink of the water He gave she would never thirst again. Her need to be loved had already resulted in five broken "marriage
martini glasses" and she was working on her sixth. Our need for security, love, courage, strength, peace, purpose, and self worth can't be found in a martini glass no matter what way we hold it. The world can't give us these things in a deep way. The Lord is the one who can satisfy the desires that we have to the point that we are not dependent on the things around us! I pray that we are so filled with Him that no matter how "HOT" life gets, we are not thirsty! Cheers!
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.”
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Come and Fill My Heart by Avalon