When the Samaritan woman was given a lesson on the Holy Spirit by the Lord, He emphasised the everlasting nature of the water that God gives. This was a lady who had several husbands and had bounced from one house to another. Jesus therefore telling her about everlasting water was addressing the core of her issues which was turning to temporal things for eternal solutions. God was introducing the concept of permanence to this journey of life.
You will keep bouncing from one thing to another and not find permanence until you get the everlasting water of the Holy Spirit. You will then stop running after this fad and that new thing. You will not be moved by any new message or preacher on the horizon. The everlasting water of the Holy Spirit will forever quench your soul. So even when you are tempted to run after worldly things, you will know that nothing else will satisfy but the everlasting presence of God.
SCRIPTURE READING: John 4:7-14
A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 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.”
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly father, Your everlasting water of the Holy spirit keeps quenching my soul. Am grateful because your everlasting presence satisfies me. Amen