Our Verse of the Week

In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life. –Jesus

John 4:14b

Devotional

All of John 4:13-14 reads:

Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life.” 

The part of this passage that I’ve pulled out for us to meditate on really stopped me in my tracks this week. I’ve had many Sunday school lessons on Jesus being living water. They usually focused on coming to him with all my needs (thirsts) because he alone will quench me.

But look what he’s saying here in this second part … his living water in us transforms into a well of eternal life. We drink the water by believing and accepting Jesus, and in turn we become his well. 

Jesus talks about the initial drink that satisfies all. But he takes time to point out that this water becomes something even more. We are the walking wells of eternal life, filled with the power of Christ to share living water with others! It heals, comforts, fulfills and transforms us … but then it keeps coming, springing up so that we may dip down and share with the world.

Are we?

Suggested Meditation

Below is a look at my dialogue with the Holy Spirit while meditating on this passage. I meditate on the same verse every day for at least a week, and this is just a model to get you started. Meditating on scripture is a very personal journey and relationship with God, but you may find my Meditation Guide helpful. Subscribe now to my Newsletter and get immediate access to a Free Printable Library that includes meditation guidelines, a Meditation Journal Page, Scripture Writing pages, and bookmarks for this verse.

In fact, the water: I close my eyes and see the water. The cooling, quenching eternal water of Christ. It washes over me, through me, cleanses me in all the dark places. It comforts hurts, soothes anger, lifts me up when I am weak.

I will give him: Jesus, your water is a precious gift to me. I spend some time in thanksgiving and worship.

will become a well of water: I picture that initial contact with Christ filling me up and becoming a well ready to be accessed at any time. I ask the Spirit to bring to mind times I relied on that well, and I thank the Lord for it. I ask the Spirit to bring to mind times I refused the power of living water in my stubbornness to do things on my own, and I ask for forgiveness.

springing up in him for eternal life: That eternal water is springing up in me. I hold that precious, gifted power in my mind and ask the Spirit to show me how I can better let it flow out of my life and into others. I surrender my agendas and will so that I may do His bidding. I think on Isaiah 44:3, “For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground.” I picture Jesus being that initial pouring out, but then of me being a carrier of active water to continue the outpouring of water into the world. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to be your vessel.

Suggested Breath Prayers

For more info on Breath Prayers, visit the article You’re Just a Breath Away From God.

Well of Water

Springing Up in Me

Eternal Life

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