God’s grace seen when living water flows


As I am writing this article, God has given us some much-needed rain. You can almost see the grass growing right in front of your eyes. Every living thing needs water to survive; and God is always right on time with that living water.

In John Chapter 4, we find the story of the woman at the well with Jesus. Jesus was on his way back to Galilee and had to travel through Samaria. He encountered a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well and we pick that story up in verse 7 below.

John 4:7-13 says, “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?’ (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’ ‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?’ Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Jesus wasn’t talking about the physical, he was talking about the spiritual.

Every one of us needs that living water of which Jesus was speaking. It’s only through that endless river of love, mercy, and grace that we can begin our new lives, and become everything God has in store for us.

This woman had lived a life of sin and when she encountered Jesus and heard these things she really didn’t understand, initially; but, Jesus revealed some truths about her life and her eyes were finally opened as to whom it was she was speaking.

Once she understood this she went and told the entire village to come and see a man who had told her everything about her life. Because of her testimony, many Samaritans believed in Jesus’ name.

She had met the living water of Christ. And because of the power found in that water she became a fountain overflowing into others. When we allow Christ to fill us up and change who we are, we can then be used by God to influence others. It’s only through that living water that we can accomplish this work for God.

Are you in a dry place in your life? Are you looking for something that will fill you up and be satisfying to your soul? Well, look no further than the Son of the most-high God. Jesus is the only way you will ever experience that thirst-quenching drink. He is the only way you will ever become that fountain of living water flowing into others.

When living water flows into you, you will change. Won’t you open your heart today and allow that river of living water to overflow in your life?

God bless and have a great week in the Lord.

Wade Phillips is pastor of Madisonville Christian Fellowship.