If you drink from Jacob’s well, you’ll be thirsty again and again, but if anyone drinks the living water I give them, they will never thirst again and will be forever satisfied! For when you drink the water I give you it becomes a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with endless life!” (Christ’s words to the woman at the well) John 4:14
Let me drink that water…. (the woman’s response to Christ)
Today’s breath prayer is given to us by a woman who knew very well where her constant search for love and her broken way of sabotaging herself at the same time took her. Insatiable places. Wounding places. Self-hatred places. But she believed Jesus when He told her there was a way to quench that deep thirst – a way that would always be inside of her and available to her whatever life may bring her way.
The Holy Spirit is within, like a fountain, rising up in great waves at times; at other times low and almost imperceptible. Jesus didn't mean that we wouldn't be thirsty in this life, He meant that His source of satisfaction would be more than one glass of water. Jesus gives us a hidden fountain that no one else can give us, a fountain of wisdom, joy, comfort and life. A fountain that we can return to over and over again when our souls are parched from the journey. A fountain that holds the presence of the living God within us so much so that we can worship God anywhere - anytime.
Let us drink that water today. Go inside to your fountain, to the well of our salvation, to the fountain that we have been given by our Lord. Imagine this photo of the fountain inside of you.
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