Jesus answered, “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!” John 4:13-14 TPT
I had a conversation with someone last night that bothered me, but I wasn’t sure why it bothered me. Ever had that happen to you? As I slept, I had a dream about an interaction with this person and her son. I woke up feeling the same ‘bothered’ feeling, like I was missing something and couldn’t quite put a finger on it.
As I lay there in the stillness, I asked Holy Spirit what it was He was trying to show me. Here’s what I heard Him say; “You didn’t just give birth to a baby, you gave birth to a spirit. It’s all about calling and influencing the spirit to awaken to their destiny as God sees it. You have constantly reminded your daughters of who they are and whose they are. You have called their spirits back to God when they were away and you have nudged theirs spirits to know Me and listen to My voice. Remember your purpose in the earth and don’t deviate from it.”
This is what Jesus was doing with the woman at the well, He was calling to her spirit. He was reminding her that living to satisfy the flesh would always leave her wanting for more of the same and coming up empty and dry. But He didn’t leave her with that knowledge, He gave her a drink from the well inside Himself. The well that was full to overflowing with the Spirit of God that was in Him.
I believe that Jesus is reminding us all of the water within us. It isn’t just for us to drink from, it’s to offer that same living water to all who are around us so they will never thirst again. Don’t be a hoarder! Holy Spirit wasn’t given to you so that you could keep Him all to yourself. He was given to draw all men and women back to the Father.
Remember this old song we used to sing in church? “I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. Opens prison doors, sets the captive free. I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Spring up oh well, within my soul. Spring up oh well, and make me whole. Spring up oh well, and give to me, that life abundantly.”
May this song resound in you and call you back to your destiny. May you soak those around you with the most satisfying water they’ve ever tasted.