JESUS ANSWERED HER, ‘IF YOU KNEW THE GIFT OF GOD…YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED HIM AND HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU LIVING WATER’
Have you ever caught yourself pretending to be happy when you are not—pretending that nothing is wrong when your heart is sad, mad, or bad? Do you play games with yourself and others when your heart hurts, because you are afraid that people would condemn you when they find out that you carry pain in your heart? Or do you even believe the Perfect Father does not love you when you are sad, mad, or bad?
FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM
Precious Child, you need to understand that it is the world’s way to condemn, but I, the Perfect Father, did not send My Son into the world to CONDEMN you…BUT TO SAVE YOU! I sent My Son, Jesus, to give you a drink of Living Water when you are hurting–when you feel sad, mad, or bad.
MY PEOPLE HAVE COMMITTED TWO SINS: THEY HAVE FORSAKEN ME, THE SPRING OF LIVING WATER, AND HAVE DUG THEIR OWN CISTERNS, BROKEN CISTERNS THAT CANNOT HOLD WATER
But, in order to receive the Living Water, you need to admit that your heart is hurting, first. Stop pretending that you have what it takes. Stop pretending that everything is OK when it is not. Stop digging your own cisterns, trying to fill your heart with your own joy, goodness, and love. Do not be fooled. These are broken cisterns that cannot hold water. These are your own defense mechanisms that have no power. Only the Living Water, which My Son gives freely to those who come to Him, will quench your thirsty heart. The Living Water will fill you with His Joy, His Goodness, and His Love.
What problems have you discovered when you dig your own cisterns, trying to fill your heart with your own joy, goodness, and love?
What would it take for you to stop pretending that everything is OK, and ask the Lord Jesus for a drink of Living Water when you feel sad, mad, or bad?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I leave my broken cisterns behind and come to drink from Your Spring of Living Water that never runs dry. Thank you that You did not come to CONDEMN me, but to SAVE my heart from being sad, mad, and bad. Your Greatness is unmatched!
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.