|Come to the Well|
Seek me with your whole heart, all your soul, all your strength. Come after me with everything in You, I can be found, I am available for you. Come after me with all I have placed in you. You are longing, thirsty , parched and dry but if You come to me in love, sincerely and with a heart ready for obedience "I will give you abundant water to quench your thirst and to moisten your parched fields." Isaiah 44:3a ' For I am the Lord who provides water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:20 I am the fountain of living water and I give generously. You, I have made a dwelling place for my Spirit, my power and glory you have known.
A woman, thirsty, dry, broken, lonely, surrounded by poor decisions, shunned by other women, used by men, in need of water made her way to a well. She went with no expectations, seeking to satisfy the physical. My imagination having experienced brokenness, bad choices and thirst, sees her in prayer sharing with God all her fears, bad choices, drained emotions and hope for something better. She knew He would come, for He was a hearing God, a prayer answering God. Yes she being from Samaria had some idols in her life, she had even from time to time served some false gods, but she knew none of them heard her, saw her, knew her truth. She hadn't lifted her hands in praise, she hadn't meditated upon them in the night watch. She was waiting for the Messiah, He would come. We know He will come, it may not be as we imagine or expect but we know He is coming, we cling to this His strong right hand it holds us securely. She saw a man, a Jew and He speaks "give me a drink", unbelievable He speaks to me, He ask me, a Samaritan, an outcast, a broken woman, a woman of shame, and guilt for a drink. What does Jesus speak to you woman of God, woman searching, woman who wants to believe but continuously allow doubt to overwhelm your belief, woman of confusion, woman of envy, woman of shame, lonely woman, depressed woman, lost woman, tired and weary woman, faithless woman, proud woman, serving woman, abiding woman, courageous woman, thirsty woman? "Give me your life?" "I am a sinner my life is so messed up, I have acted ungodly, I've walk in disobedience, my thoughts are sometimes unrighteous, I act selfishly, my heart has held envy, jealousy, gossip, how can You use it"? "There is nothing about you I don't know. I've seen your choices, witness your ungodliness, I've felt your rejection of my word, and my way." Still "I AM" Healer, Deliverer, the Source of Life, the Truth, the Resurrection, all power belongs to Me. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End." Won't you drink of Me? Quench your thirst, draw deep and find help for your soul. Drink of me and you will have a hiding place in the shadow of my wings. My well will never run dry it flows into everlasting life.
I Speak to God
Lord God, the great I AM, my everything, all is in You the fountain of living water, who gives generously of Thy Spirit to all who asks. You have made me a dwelling place for Your Holy Spirit that I may receive guidance for my life, strength in times of trouble, my Helper in the midst of every storm. My soul thirst for You, my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you Lord in Your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. I have found Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You! I will praise You Lord my God as long as I live, lifting up my hands to You in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. In You I have found contentment, hope, power, righteousness, godliness, belief and I will praise You with songs of joy. In the night I lie awake thinking of You meditating on Your goodness and kindness. Because You are my strength, deliverer and sustainer I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. I cling to You; Your strong right hand holds me securely and I know You won't let me go, I will not fall in You. Oh Lord guide me to the well where daily I drink of you, help me to draw deeper and deeper every day, quench my thirst O God for in You I find rest, peace, hope, faith, the power to be a Woman of God. In Jesus Matchless, Holy Name I pray.
I---yes, I alone--will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again. Isaiah 43:25 NLT
For the lamb who stands in front of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away all their tears. Revelation 7:17 NLT
Additional Scripture to Mediate upon
Psalm 63, Isaiah 43:14-28, John 4