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April 3rd, 2008

The Frustrated Life (3)

“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'” John 4:13-14 (NIV)

Nothing in this life will satisfy like the water Jesus provides.

Water is essential for survival on planet earth. Our body needs water to function properly. Water quenches our physical thirst. However, there is a thirst that water cannot satisfy. There is a thirst that only Jesus can quench.

  • “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Eccl 3:11 (NIV)
  • “They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.” Isaiah 49:10 (NIV)

God has placed eternity in our hearts. There is a longing that can only be satisfied by the living water that Jesus provides. In His compassion, God draws us to Himself.

  • “‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.'” John 6:44 (NIV)
  • “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 (NIV)

God has made the gift of eternal life available to us. There is frustration in trying to share with others something you haven’t received personally. Make certain that you have personally received God’s gift of eternal life. Now seize opportunities that God gives you to share the gift of eternal life with others.

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Eternity, Frustration, Living Water, Satisfaction.
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April 1st, 2008

The Frustrated Life (2)

“Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.'” John 4:10 (NIV)

A man was on the side of the road with the hood of his car propped open. Another man drove up, stopped behind the car, and stepped out to approach the scene. The stranger asked permission to take a look and then requested for the stranded driver to try the ignition. The car started and the driver shouted in relief. Then he asked the gracious man, “What is your name?”

The reply came gently, “My name is Henry Ford.”

Can you imagine the creator of the Ford Model T being the very one who showed up at just the right time to repair the car he invented? Little did the woman at the well know, but the Creator of the universe was sitting right in front of her. Had she known what we know by reading the account, the woman at the well would have been asking Jesus for a drink of living water.

As a child of God, you have direct access to the Creator and Sustainer of life. You have access to the living water that Jesus made available to the woman at the well. Pray through the following Scripture:

  • “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
  • “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” 1 John 5:20 (NIV)

Jesus is near. Now choose to draw near to Him. Allow His living water quench your thirst.      

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 1:00 am
Category Creator, Frustration, Living Water, Sustainer, Thirst.
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