|Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst again. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” –John 4:13
I want us to imagine something for a moment. I want you to picture an empty glass in your hand; this glass represents your life. Now imagine that the voice of Jesus came and asked you to fill up the glass with anything you wanted. What would you fill it up with? When asked this question, I thought to myself, I would fill it up with the love of God, happiness, a family, money, a job, etc. This may sound ridiculous to you, but this is really what we do with our lives.
Oftentimes, we get to the point when we feel a void in our lives, and to fill that void, we take in bad relationships, become busy bodies, and continue to search for more, but the void is never actually filled. How can we fill this void, you ask? Read John 4:13 again. He was telling a Samaritan woman in this verse how to fill the void in her life. This woman had been with man after man in search of fulfillment, but she was still lonely. Can you relate to this? You work many hours, but you still have nothing to show for it. You have hundreds of friends, but you are still extremely lonely? You advice the entire world on how to deal with their problems, but you are dying inside from your own problems. Does this sound like you?
It is time to fill your glass! Everyone who fills their cups with worldly things will be empty again, but whoever fills him or herself with the love, trust and power of God will never feel empty again. Indeed, not only will he make you feel whole and fulfilled, he will add on to you all of those material things and give you much more than you can ever imagine. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It had no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” –Jeremiah 17:7 When you allow God to fill the void in your life, he will transform your existence into a firmly planted one that is nurtured by his grace, protected by Spirit, and filled with his love.
I leave you with this question, what have you filled your empty glass with?
Stay blessed and spread the word.