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June 5 Devotion: A Fountain That Will Never Run Dry

A FOUNTAIN THAT WILL NEVER RUN DRY! John 4:13-15 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: [14] But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. [15] The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

I recently read about a ship’s crew that was famished for water. For many days they had gone without water.  Again and again, they signaled to a ship nearby, “Give us water, oh, please give us water!” Each time the ship signaled back, “Dip down where you are.” This seemed like cruel mockery to the crew, but finally, in utter despair, they dipped down, and to their astonishment found they were in the mouth of the Amazon River, and they did not know it. They were thirsting for fresh water and their boat was sitting in it all along. It had never dawned on these men to dip down into the waters they were traveling through and so these men almost died of thirst in vain.

God knows how to direct us to rich springs, even in the barren wilderness, and to life-giving waters even in the dry times of our life. The Lord does not bring us into the desert just to teach us how to find water, but rather to teach us to drink from those waters that are there right where we are. Sometimes as Christians, if we are not careful, our flesh will desire to dip into the waters of the foreign wells of this world rather than from the springs flowing from Jesus Christ HIMSELF! Christian friend, we need not look any further than right where God has placed us. Dip down into the waters God has put in your life…HIS WORD, the CHURCH, and Jesus Christ who lives within!

We’re never thirstier than when we are in the dry desert places. If we were never made thirsty, how would we ever learn to drink?  And if we never learn to drink, how would we ever taste of the living waters? Today, if you find yourself in a spiritual desert with no sign of life, I ask you to look within and get a drink from the well that Jesus put within you when HE saved you. Just as Jesus did for this woman, HE promised us in verse (14) above to place a well within whosoever (ALL) who would drink from the water of life. Would you take Jesus at HIS WORD and look to HIM today? HE won’t just give you a drink, but you will find a fountain springing up to give you a refreshing and satisfy your every need. Dip down where you are and draw upon the waters of life that only Jesus can give. HE is the ETERNAL FOUNTAIN THAT NEVER RUNS DRY!

Bro. Lawrence Longworth

Isaiah 61:1 “the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”

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