Monday, December 28, 2009

Bottled Water

Good Morning and welcome to the blog. We are in the middle of a series titled:

What Happens When Women Say No

Together we have visited quite a few things that we need to say no to in order to keep focused on our purpose for being here.

This morning as I was reading and spending time with Jesus. He so graciously and loving me led me to a place that I just have to share with you.

I was reading John 4. Jesus visits the woman at the well. A very thirsty woman. Very much like me! He goes on to share with her about how He has some water that will take care of her thirst.

This morning I revisited some of the ways that I have tried to quench my thirst.

I have tried to fill that thirst with so many things over the years, my parents approval, shoes, buying stuff, food, chocolate, friends, relationships, achievements, accomplishments, getting atta girls. The list goes on and on.

Friends will you join me on this Monday morning; this week that leads us into a New Year.

Will you join me in finding out

What Happens When Woman Say No

To bottled water.

The bottled water of this world.

Friends I know and believe that our God cannot be contained. No rather He is an out of the ‘bottle’ if you will God. Who wants to not only quench our thirst, He wants to over fill us so that we are overflowing on to those around us.

May we know in this moment on this Monday morning the truth of His word:

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

Girlfriends have you thirsted this past year?

Do you need something more than what this world can give you?

Is the bottled water just not working?

Let’s go to Him. Let’s be serious about allowing him to fill us up, what better way to start a New Year!

I am praying friends, trusting and knowing He sees and is there to meet us at the well.


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen, Praise God. I will take some of the *living water* and never thirst again!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love your post! I'm reading John Ortberg's book, "The Me I want To Be" and this quote goes right in line with your thinking... "The only way to become the person God made you to be is to live with the Spirit of God flowing through you like a river of living water."

I love when God builds on thoughts to drive home points and can't wait to see what else he will teach me.

Thank you for being part of my tutoring.

Have a super-blessed New Year!

Heather Ferger said...

I will never look at bottled water the same again. what a great message! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Oh, I want His Spirit in me-filling me to the brim, covering every single inch of space inside me, and flowing out! I want it evident that it is God I seek to please. I want His love drawing others' around me, to Him. That people would come up to me and say, "tell me about the Jesus you know!" Glory be to God! Lord, this year I want to know and believe you more. Each day, more. Increase my desire to spread the Good News. Take away my fears. Thank you for your living water, your Holy Word. Amen.
What a blessing you are to me, sweet Nichole! Prayer's & hugs, Lori

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

The story of the women at the well is one that I love and have always related to. Thank you for reminding me that all my fulfillment is in Him and Him alone.