I love reading the insight others receive from God’s Words through God’s Spirit. It always gives me a new perspective and a new “pair of eyes” in which to see Jesus more clearly. This post is a continuation of “How Can Jesus Provide For Our Needs If He Can’t Provide For His Own?” and if you click on the title you will be taken to it in order to get the full scope of the insight and blessing that awaits you. With that being said, I now invite you Into My HEART...
Today is such a day. After reading a wonderful insight into (John 4:11), it confirmed what I received from the Lord and it further illuminated for me, how I can limit Jesus from doing the INCREDIBLE in my life—by seeking only specifics and only looking to Jesus for what He has done in my life in the past rather than what He can do in my life now. Let us revisit (John 4:11) but through the amplified translation. Receive the Word of God:
“She said to Him, Sir, You have nothing to draw with [no drawing bucket] and the well is deep; how then can You provide living water? [Where do You get Your living water?]” (John 4:11 AMP).
Prior to this, Jesus declared and made known something quite remarkable to this woman, yet His remarkable was not her specific. Jesus said, “If you had only known and had recognized God’s gift and Who this is that is saying to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him [instead] and He would have given you living water. (John 4:10 AMP), to which she responded back with, “Are You greater than and superior to our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well and who used to drink from it himself, and his sons and his cattle also?” (John 4:12 AMP).
Beloved, when we are focused on what God has done for us in the past we will miss out on what He has for us now and into the future. We cannot be focused on God’s best yesterday in our lives or we suffer to never know His best today. Like this woman who only knew of what blessings were given in the past to her “ancestor” and could look no further, many of us are only looking back and not forward where Jesus has come near to us and is sitting by our very own well and asking of us to give something to Him.
We all have our own “well” and many of them are filled with the past and only the past. Past hurts, failures and fears. The past no matter how hard we try, we can never draw “water” from it.
Give to Jesus what is in your well.
However, upon drawing from what Jesus has to offer—a new thing—we will have enough for today, tomorrow and forever. Amen.
Let us all look to Jesus to fill us up with His “living water,” so that we may experience His promise: “But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life” (John 4:14 AMP). Amen.
Let us pray:
Father God you are good and faithful and full of wonderful surprises to all who make themselves available to experience you and receive from you. Thank you. Yet, let us, transform us, as we invite you, to be a people that will give of what we have to you when you ask, so we will position ourselves to experience your best over our past. We want to have an overflowing wellspring of your endless goodness at work in and through our lives, and with you, by you and from you, this alone is possible. We praise you for you are to be praised for all that you have done, are doing and will do. In Jesus name, Amen.