Vital signs- Thursday, June 10th, 2021

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“but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.””

‭‭John‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭

This may come as a surprise to you: christianity is not an invitation to become a moral person, a program for getting you in line or for reforming society. Yes, it has a powerful effect upon your life, but when transformation comes, it's always the after affects of something else, something at the level of your heart. So at its core Christianity begins with an invitation for us to desire.

Look at how Jesus relates to the Samaritan woman He meets at the well. She's alone in the heat of the day to draw water, so she's less likely to run into anyone. You see, her sexual lifestyle has earned her a reputation. She's on her sixth lover, so she'd rather be in the scorching heat than face the searing words of the judge-mental women in town. She succeeds in avoiding the women, but runs head on into Jesus. What does He choose to talk to her about, her morality? No,He speaks to her about her thirst: "if you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water" (John 4:10)

Incredible . He doesn't give a little sermon about purity; he only mentioned it briefly. Still, he pursues her, saying in affect, let's talk about your hearts real thirst , since the life you've chosen obviously isn't working.

Have you ask yourself lately, what is it that I won't? Where am I thirsty? Be still, and just let your soul name it's thirst. Then invite Jesus into your thirst!

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