Wednesday, November 2, 2011

John 4:4-26 tells the story of the Samaritan Woman and Jesus meeting at the well. Many are familiar with this story and it is one of my favorites. Here is a woman burdened down by life, afraid of rejection and she meets this man who seems to look beyond her facade into the deep recesses of her heart and the One who Sees offers her the Living Water. The water that will quench the deepest soul-dryness and forever satisfy.

Once I have been still, I need to satisfy my soul with the Living Water and Bread.

We, as women, can become a one-woman show. Racing our kids here and there. Pursuing personal fulfillment. Trying to be the 'perfect' woman, or the Proverbs 31 women. Have you ever seen the trick of a plate balancing on a pole and to keep it there, the person needs to keep spinning the pole and then they add another and another? Well, that is how it can be for a woman. We need to keep all the plates spinning. And yet, many times, we are still unfulfilled and not satisfied so we had another spinning plate thinking that will satisfy this longing in our hearts, but it doesn't so we add another plate and on it goes. We are left with the question: 'What more must we do?'

Just one thing. Come to Jesus. Really, you might be thinking, one more thing to do? 'I have enough on my to-do list' may be running through your mind. But this one thing that looks as though it is just one more thing to do is, in reality, the most satisfying, restful thing you can do. It is a phenomenon that our finite minds fail to fully comprehend, but it works. It is in Jesus that we find what truly satisfies.

To Ponder:

Have you tried filling this 'longing' in your heart with things other than a relationship with Jesus?

The Challenge:

Take Jesus off the 'to-do' list and make Him what satisfies you.

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