“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” A. W. Tozer

Sermon #16: The Real Thirst & The Real Water



"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.'" - John 4:10 (NIV)

What people generally refer to as thirst is, in fact, not the true thirst. 

Physical thirst is not real thirst. But when the spirit thirsts, that's real thirst, and one would never be at rest until and unless they get the real water to quench the thirst!

For example, some people think their lives will be fulfilled the moment they become rich. On the other hand, there are many 'filthy' rich people who still feel empty, unfulfilled, in spite of all the riches they have. There are also people with just enough income to meet their basics, yet they live fulfilled lives. 

The difference comes from the kind of thirst that one has and the kind of water that one takes to quench the thirst.

According to Kathryn Kuhlman, before one receives salvation, they have a God-shaped vacuum in their spirit. This vacuum will not go away unless God occupies it. One cannot fill the vacuum with any other substance.

So thirst for the living water! Seek the living water and live by it! Listen to this, "Jesus answered, 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life'" - John 4:13-14 (NIV). Glory!

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