“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

Jesus knows that we hunger and thirst for more than this world can offer. He created us this way so that we would crave fellowship with Him.

When Jesus saw a great multitude of 4,000 who had followed Him for three days, He did not want them to leave hungry and was moved with compassion for them. There were only “seven loaves and a few little fish”. But, it says that they “all ate and were filled,” and afterwards, “they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left"  (Matthew 15:32-38). There was more than enough! There was even some left over. This is what He wants to do for us. He moves with compassion for us. Daily, and moment by moment, we can call upon Him for more.

Jesus always had more than enough. Jesus was overflowing because He was in constant fellowship with His Heavenly Father. He said He did nothing on His own initiative, but only did what He saw His Father doing (John 14:10). We can walk through life in this same way.

Nowhere in Scripture does it say that we should be famished, full of disorder, filled with negative thoughts, and live a dreary life. Jesus says in Luke 11:13 that our Heavenly Father gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him. It’s true! Let us seek our God who lavishes His love upon us by giving us access to the Holy Spirit, just as Jesus had.

Thank You, Heavenly Father for loving us and sending Your only Son Jesus to die on the cross so that we may have eternal and abundant life. Thank You Jesus, for dying for my sins. Thank You, Holy Spirit, that I have constant access to You in this life.

Take Action

Do you long for more? James 4:2 says, “You do not have because you do not ask."  Call upon Jesus right now. Boldly tell Him what you want to see happen in your life for His glory.

Further reading: 6 Myths About the Abundant Life.



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