Day 17: He must become the source!
Dear His Beloved,
Today we expose the source of our LIFE in effort to exchange it for the only source! Jesus said to the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, your lips honor me but your hearts are far from me. (Matthew 15:8) Knowing the law and speaking is useless if we have no intimacy. He is after our hearts and we are restless seeking for something to satiate our longings until our hearts find rest in Him.
I love the story of the woman at the well. Read Matthew 15.
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 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.[a]) 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.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied.Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” John 4:4-17
Do you see the source? Jesus offers her living water, but first He says, go get your husband fully knowing she did not have one.
Men had become her source. Her aching heart looking for a great love had turned horizontal for a need that can only be met vertical. Her LIFE was defined by men.
Jesus said I come to give you Life! I want to be your source of life not your career or label or social status or position or possessions or roles. If we struggle tithing, because we don't believe we have enough, He is not our source. If our calendar is to busy to allow time at His feet, He is not our source. He if we spend sleepless nights trying to figure out our lives, He is not our source.
He calls us to dependence like little children. My heart cry to be loved is lifted to You. My need for provision is lifted to You. My identity comes from You. My yearning for purpose and meaning is directed to You.
In our culture where we aim to be so "responsible,"we can slip into become our own source unknowingly. Sit today at His feet and seek to shift your source. Is there an area of your life you are holding on to when He says, to be Lord, I get it all!
Only when we shift our source, can we step into the LIFE He intended.
I have come that you may have life! John 10:10
Love Your Life,