A Prayer to Be Thirsty No Extra
By: Alisha Headley
Jesus mentioned to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst once more, however whoever drinks of the water I shall give them won’t ever thirst. However the water that I shall give him will change into in him a fountain of water bobbing up into eternal life.” – (John 4:13-14)
Many people have a thirst deep in us. A longing to really feel complete, to really feel full, to be cherished. We attempt after issues in life comparable to a partner, profession, kids, possessions, or energy in hopes that the vacancy and unfulfillment we really feel inside will in the future be fulfilled. Maybe you lastly get hold of what you thirst for, but the success solely lasts however a second, and also you’re nonetheless left thirsting for extra.
We reside in a fallen world the place being fulfilled by different folks or issues isn’t doable, however we search so arduous in attempting to acquire it. In right now’s Scripture, Jesus reminds the girl he meets on the nicely who tried to acquire such success that she is going to thirst once more working after the water of this world. This lady went from man to man, husband to husband, and 5 husbands later, she nonetheless didn’t really feel full. Her longing and brokenness may by no means be fulfilled by anybody however the Lord.
Our gracious Jesus tells her it’s as a result of she is ingesting from the water of this fallen world. This sin-filled, sickness-filled, hurt-filled, heartbroken-filled, damaged, empty world — will at all times depart us thirsting for extra. Jesus then goes on to say that the water and life He gives will spring forth water that’s overflowing. He guarantees that those that drink from His cup, won’t ever thirst once more.
Sadly, many people too, run to lesser loves to satisfy what God was solely supposed to satisfy.
What, or who, are you looking for in hopes of feeling that wholeness? Cease looking out in all of the fallacious locations and begin in search of the Lord and the residing water He has to supply. He’s fulfilling, He’s full, and on this scarce world you may be thirsty no extra. Let’s pray.
Lord, how we love you. We thanks for the highly effective tales out of your Phrase about actual folks with actual struggles, issues we nonetheless expertise right now, generations and cultures eliminated.
Thanks, Lord, that we are able to really feel a way of wholeness and completeness whereas nonetheless strolling the messy path on this fallen world. Thanks that we are able to expertise your residing water and be thirsty no extra.
Lord, we empty our cups out. Our lesser loves: the issues or folks, the idols we have now positioned earlier than you; we empty them out earlier than you.
We ask that you’d forgive us for turning to lesser loves after we ought to have been turning to our one real love in you.
Holy Spirit, we ask that you’d now fill us along with your love, your peace, your reality, and along with your perspective as we navigate this world we reside in. We ask that you’d give us knowledge and immediate us in moments we’re looking out within the fallacious locations. We love you a lot Lord and know that nobody particular person or factor can provide us a love like yours. Thanks for sending your one and solely son to free us from this fallen world without end. We stay up for the day we unite with you.
In Jesus’ Title,
Alisha Headley is a author and speaker who has a want to fulfill the on a regular basis lady in her on a regular basis life with biblical reality. Therapeutic from a chapter of life consumed with lies she as soon as believed about herself, she is impressed to level ladies to Christ to expertise the liberty and energy to beat these lies with the reality written in God’s Phrase. You possibly can observe her weblog by visiting her website or join along with her on facebook + instagram.
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