I’m thirsty again! “How can I be so thirsty today when I drank so much last night?” A question I asked myself a million times and the anthem of my teenage years well into my 30s. As I begin the next chapter of my life, I can’t help but remember the most memorable thing I read on social media in 2021. A reminder of the woman at the well and her thirst. A reminder of all of the times I was thirsty again and had to return to the well. How many times did you return to the well?
As you strut into the new year, I challenge you to embrace every moment you find yourself at the well, and I challenge you to hold your head up high as you approach the well; there is nothing to be ashamed of. He knows how many times we’ll return. And He’ll fill our cups up every time we return.
Have you ever thought you permanently put something down and let go, only to realize you’re holding onto it again? You went to the well with an empty cup and asked for forgiveness. He refilled your cup, and you left with it overflowing and returned empty. I’ve begged for His grace and mercy, repeatedly repented, gave up smoking again and again. Starting to work out again (insert shortcomings here), getting back into His word again.
“Those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” ~John 4:14
Be grateful for that, be thankful that you can go to HIm without shame, and tell Him that you’re, “thirsty again.” You don’t have to be the portrait of perfection. He sustains us. He let’s us make mistakes and He keeps welcoming us back. He is living water; His well never runs dry. He doesn’t get mad when we return with empty cups, dying of thirst, feeling like we’re unworthy of yet another refill.
If your cup is running low next week, please make sure you stop by; I’ll be more than happy to pour into your life, hun.