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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Sept. 18, 2006

Spiritually Thirsty?


“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.   But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

—John 4:14


Have you ever been so thirsty that nothing seems to quench your thirst?  Water and even sports drinks didn’t help.  Your deep thirst seemed almost unquenchable.


The Bible teaches that inside every man and every woman there is a deep spiritual thirst.  It’s a thirst for God himself.  All our attempts to quench or satisfy this thirst by some other means will meet with dissatisfaction.  Maybe that’s why philosopher Eric Hopper wrote, “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”


One hot afternoon some 2,000 years ago, Jesus met a spiritually thirsty woman.  The Lord went out of His way to seek out this poor, lonely, empty, and burned-out woman at a well in Samaria.  He said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” (John 4:10).  But do you know what it comes down to?  This woman was lonely for God.  It wasn’t water or a human relationship that she needed.  She needed God.


Are you thirsty inside?   Perhaps you have a spiritual thirst right now.  Maybe you have tried to satisfy it with so many other things, but have come up empty time and time again.  Jesus offers you the same solution that He offered the Samaritan woman.  He told her, “Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst . . . ” (John 4:14).


He will satisfy the deepest thirst of your life.  He will give you living water, and you will never thirst again.

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