“It’s Thursday!”

As a child, I used to think Thursday was Thirst-day. Funny how we just seem to hear things from our own perspective. Have you ever realized that for yourself?

Maybe we should occasionally consider the possibility of ThirstDay being a reality.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 NET

What would it look like to thirst for righteousness? Quite honestly, would it look any different than it did when Jesus spoke these words to the audience that was listening to Him? Thinking back to that time in history, it really wasn’t much different than what we’re living in today. Injustice, social unrest, economic hardship, political tensions, racial marginalization, wars and rumors of wars … doesn’t take much to see that maybe the only thing missing was the internet.

Biblical times documented the thirstiness of the day. And people were thirsty.

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.” John 4:14 NLT

So, how do we seek to quench and satisfy this thirst? Could it be that we begin at a place of identifying what we are looking for?

Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” John 4:10 NLT

In the Book of John, the fourth chapter, the Apostle gives us a view of what happened one hot day in Samaria. A conversation where Jesus breaks the social rules of cross-cultural communication, overturns the gender stigma, and reveals His identity to an unsuspecting woman in public.

And she believed Him and every word He spoke to her. He reached out and healed her heart.

Jesus went against all political correctness of His day for the sake of penetrating the heart and soul of a broken woman. And in faith she took Him at His word.

That’s radical boldness that requires us to take a hard look at our definition of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Broken. We are all broken in some form or manner. And if we’re honest with ourselves, all the quick fixes and self-help programs we’ve attempted and collected over the years are still on the shelf or in the back of the closet because they just didn’t work. They failed to satisfy that thirst for wholeness, security, stability, trustworthiness, ________________ (you can fill in the blank).

If you’re anything like me, I don’t want a counterfeit or fake pretending to be a solution to a need. Those things may appear shiny at first glance and sound plausible, but they fade over time and prove themselves to be just as broken as I.

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.” John 4:13-14 NLT

Sweet Friend, are you thirsty today? Are you tired of being handed a temporary answer or worse yet, a fake solution to your thirst? Are you exhausted from being fooled by the gimmicks and tricks of the world around you, the programs and systems that just leave you drier than when you first began? Come to the well … there’s enough to go around.

Jesus knew about the religiosity of His day, just as you know or have heard about the religions available to you today. He’s not offering you a systematic religion. He’s offering you a relationship — with Him.

Go back to verse 10 where Jesus says, “… if you only knew Who is speaking to you …”

How many times have you said that to yourself: “If I only knew …?” Usually our response to something in our past. And usually said with regret or remorse.

Jesus said it to a woman looking forward into her future — not condemning her for her past. He acknowledged her past with compassion and gave her what He knew she needed to move beyond it. Himself.

That offer still stands, Friend. The Well will never run dry. You will not be disappointed. Your thirst will finally be satisfied.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NLT

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Revelation 3:20 NLT

I pray that you’ll consider the opportunity that is available to you to drink of the Water of Life. You have everything eternal to gain.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

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