Tuesday, January 07, 2014

What Quenches Your Thirst?

~~ John 4:14 (NIV) ~~  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.






Ever have one of those moments when a big revelation hits you?  I like those.  I had one of those moments recently.  Something that I thought was one thing turned out to be something else completely. 

It’s a Life Altering Eye-opener
I’ve never been one to hide the fact that I struggle with loneliness.  I’m single and I hate it.  My whole being longs for a husband... or so I thought.  I read a devotional message called Letting God Fill My Empty Places by Renee Swope of Proverbs 31Ministries.  It suddenly hit me that the soul wrenching thirst that I’m feeling is not for a husband.  It’s for Jesus.  I want more of Him. 

Jesus Can Quench the Thirst
When Jesus talked to the woman at the well, He told her that He could give her living water that would quench her thirst so that she would not thirst again.  She was at the well to draw water when what she really needed more was to a relationship with the Holy Spirit. 

Happiness is a Choice
That’s not to say that God doesn’t have it in His plans for me to remarry some day.  I firmly believe that it will happen.  But, first I have to let God transform me.  He has to prepare me to be not only the woman that He wants me to be but the woman that my future husband will need me to be.  I just have to keep reminding myself that happiness is a choice.  I am right were God wants me to be at this moment.  Happiness is not a destination; it is the journey.  Jesus is the destination.

Are you sure that what you long for is what you really want?  What truly quenches your thirst?  The answer may surprise you.

Let’s Pray
 ~~ Dear God ~~  Thank You ever faithful, always loving Father for knowing what it is we really need.  You know us better than we know ourselves.  So often we think we know everything and what we really need when in fact it is simply a want.  Help me to quench my thirst in Jesus only, and not in other things or other people.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

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16 comments:

  1. Jesus is quenching my thirst with His Living Water!

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    1. AMEN! I'm happy to hear that. I wish more people would turn to Him. Many blessings to you. HUG

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  2. Upon many occasion this last year, I have found myself praying for you and other women who have experienced some craving for how a man in their life would be some sort of saving grace in their life. You already know that marriage is a covenant made between two people and God -- yet my heart breaks when I hear young people who seem to be looking more for that spark, passion, and lust that seems to come with many fresh relationships. Relationships founded on Christ are so much more than that. Two people who love their mates like Christ loves us -- wow, that's a tough act to follow-through on, but when done right, everything comes together beautifully and Christ truly is glorified through the husband and wife. This all happens in God's time – although, we are permitted to make absurd choices where God’s secondary plan in placed in action. So glad we have a God who has an additional purpose and plan for us when we fall short. In the meantime, we pray for the patience and answer to our prayers knowing that the Holy Spirit intercedes upon and rewords our needs to the Father for where we're at and what we need. How great is a God who corrects us faithfully in true love. Nearly unbelievable, accept to those who carry and grow in their faith of our heavenly Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! Hug, hug! -- (EJoy) Evelyn

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    1. Should be: God's plan is (not God's plan in). Didn't see an edit button on my end.

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    2. I should also add that I very much enjoyed your writing here. Thanks, Carley! -- Evelyn

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    3. Thank you so very much Evelyn for the prayers and support. I hope you have a very blessed year in 2014. HUGS

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  3. RELISA4HEALTHJanuary 08, 2014

    Jesus is truly the one we need to turn to. I am glad he taught me this so many years ago. This is the key to life abundant.
    Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, and for the feedback. It is so very much appreciated. Many blessings to you. HUG

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  4. The Living Water quenches my thirst!
    Very nice blog! Great! Awesome! I agree! Well said!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, and for the feedback. It is so very much appreciated. Many blessings to you. HUG

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  5. HEISTHEANSWERJanuary 11, 2014

    The picture is awesome and the message is inspiring. Thank you for blogging.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, and for the feedback. It is so very much appreciated. Many blessings to you. HUG

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  6. HABITATVITALITYJanuary 11, 2014

    Carley, that is great, thanks for sharing, I totally agree! You are such a computer wiz to know how to do all that. Well done - I hope you have lots of followers spreading the message of Jesus the way you do. :-D

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, and for the feedback. It is so very much appreciated. Many blessings to you. HUG

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  7. Sorry to hear that you are so lonely.
    Praying that you will find a life partner soon.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, and for the prayers and feedback. It is so very much appreciated. Many blessings to you. HUG

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