Living Beyond Sunday - Are you Thirsty?
When Jesus was talking to the Woman at the Well, He told her He could provide living water that would make it so that she would not thirst anymore. (This is documented in John Chapter 4).
But as a Christ Follower should I be thirsty anymore?
We are born empty, devoid of a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Because we are thirsty, we try to fill that emptiness with things like possessions, relationships, power, and prestige. These pursuits actually create more emptiness and thirst.
Jesus was talking with the woman at the well about eliminating her worldly thirst.
Her emptiness led her to pursue relationships which never fulfilled her thirst (married 5 times and living with a guy who wasn’t her husband – unheard of 2000 years ago!). When she met Jesus – he showed her the answer for her thirst and she shared it with her whole town.
At work we are surrounded by people who are thirsty. There is a deep longing inside their heart and they are trying everything to quench it. The hole is specifically designed to be filled by only ONE thing and in ONE way.
Money won’t fill that hole.
Fame won’t fill that hole.
Relationships won’t fill that hole.
Trying to put anything in that hole that isn’t God is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.
IT JUST WON’T FIT.
We know just what our co-workers, friends and employees need to fill that gaping emptiness:
If you are a Christ Follower, the emptiness in your own life eventually drove you to your knees in submission before God. Why does it surprise us when non-Christ Followers seem thirsty and struggle to fill that emptiness?
We all have the same need:
To be filled up with the Holy Spirit!
He alone can quench the thirst.
My challenge for today:
Together let’s pray for the co-workers and employees the Lord surrounds us with.
Pray for compassion and love for them.
Pray for them to see that their lifestyle doesn’t quench their thirst.
Pray for an opportunity to help them fill that hole with Jesus, so they too can experience a fulfilling relationship with our Heavenly Father.
John 4:13-14New Living Translation (NLT)
13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
Next week: Should I still experience thirst after I become a Christ Follower?
About the Author, Jim Brangenberg
Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.