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.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?”
Jesus had told Sam that although He asked her for a drink, what He really wanted was for her to ask Him for some water. He wanted to give her a drink of water she’d never forget – a soul-satisfying, never-ending, endless-quenching, life-giving water.
Sam’s initial response was doubt.
“You have nothing to draw with….and the well is deep…”
In view of her reality at that moment, Sam’s physical eyes told her that Jesus had nothing in His hands to draw with and the well was REALLY deep. Sam was looking at her own resources. Her own physical needs and limitations. What she didn’t know was that Jesus wanted to give her something to fill the deepest thirst in her heart. All He needed to draw with was His Spirit – for it would draw her near to Him. And as far as the depth of the well – He could see deep into her heart and she was the only one who could stop Him from reaching the parts that needed Him most.
Oh, how often I operate in my reality and limit God to what I can SEE!!! Sam didn’t get it and neither do I sometimes. I forget that God is working in the spiritual realm on my behalf in every area of my life!!! Every area.
Yet many times I think that I need Him to do something physical when in reality, what I need is for Him to do a deeper spiritual work in me.
So, here is what I’m pondering today: Is there an area of my life where I doubt He has what it takes to supply what He promises, to help me see what I need and then provide it for me? Do I ever doubt God’s promises and wonder if they are really too big to fulfill in my life?
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