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.”
According to pastor and best-selling author, Jimmy Evans, there are four basic needs that ONLY GOD can fully meet in our lives:
We were designed by God to have these needs met. However, HE is the TRUE SOURCE. Healthy relationships with others are significant, but we cannot place our full dependence on anyone other than God. When we depend on others to “complete us” we will receive mere bread crumbs. No matter what….people will always come up short. We will starve our spirit if we depend on people instead of God to take care of us.
GOD is our FEAST. He sprinkles family and friendships into the mix to enhance our experiences as well as compliment our lives. It’s all about HIM, but HE gives us the gifts of relationships to strengthen us and grow us. The problem arises when we transfer our focus on people and remove the Holy Spirit from the equation.
The beauty of FIRST going to JESUS is that He allows our cup to overflow. That LOVE boomerangs, and we are able to give away what has been planted inside of us. Healthy relationships start with JESUS. When we recognize that we are ACCEPTED by the Lord, when our IDENTITY is in CHRIST, when we are confident and SECURE in our faith and trust in JESUS, and when we march according to His perfect will, our PURPOSES will be defined.
YOU are the SOURCE of my every need. Thank you for LOVING ME so that I am capable to LOVE YOU and OTHERS. People can only go so far, but I am grateful for the family and friendships you have provided for fellowship, encouragement, and accountability. May I continue to get the order right when I am hungry and thirsty.
May I always recognize my need for you to be first in my life.
In Jesus Name,
LET GOD BE YOUR WELL and YOUR SPIRIT WILL BE WELL!
SUSIE MC SELLERS