Thirsty or satisfied?

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.  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

The reason why I don’t really care about just going to university and getting a decent payed job then starting a family is because all those things aren’t that important when you look at the bigger picture of life itself. I know the truth and I have been set free and I want you to be too!

Have you ever asked yourself if there is more to life? If you haven’t already then you will. We wonder if there is more, if living is working and having a bit of fun on the side then starting a family then dying? Surely there must be more. If you are yet to find the answer to this question, now you will.

We all try to find ‘life’ in one way or the other. Or should I say hope? We all look to something to move forward. To take us out of the trouble we are facing now. For some it might be starting a family or getting married or travelling. As you look forward you get excited and you know that where you are right now won’t be your forever.

But what happens when you reach that place and begin to have some of the same troubles or issues or even worse? What do you do then?

You can waste your life running away from problems and pretending to care or you can know what it really means to be alive.

I’ve always wanted to share Jesus with people but if you’d asked me a couple of years ago what was my priority, I wouldn’t have said Jesus. Then I went on a journey and I realised that living for Jesus is all that matters. Sometimes it’s hard to completely trust in God and lay all your own desires and wants down. But once you have experienced fire, real living, Holy Spirit living, you can’t walk away from that. To get to that point takes courage, real faith and surrender. I’m not just talking about in the parts where you want God to take over your life. But also, in the parts you want to keep. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART.

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2

Similarly, to love. 1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love.” It doesn’t just say to love the things that are easy or the people that love you but to do everything in love and love everyone. Even the people that you don’t love. Or the things that you find hard to do.

But remember that we are to obey Jesus. The one who lived as a man, who felt what you feel, who went through suffering and pain. The one who was tempted in different ways. The one who died and was raised. The only one who knows what you are going through right now!

The most important thing is to remember that it isn’t just about us doing things. Being a Christian isn’t about trying to earn God’s love by our actions. Do you know that Christianity is the only religion that the King came to us in our weaknesses? First and foremost, you have to believe that Jesus is who he said he is and he came to die for YOU. 

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry but am the complete expression of love. (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. (Matthew 7:11)