I had tried to stop numerous times before with my friends after a dumb night before, saying “I will never do that again” and agreeing that we were not going to drink like that again. Of course, by that next weekend, we had totally forgotten the vow we made the weekend before. But this was different. It was not a vow or a commitment in anyway.
I didn’t commit my life to Christ. I met Christ and he changed it. I “heard” him call me to follow him, and I was compelled to. Religion seeks to change a person from the outside in. Religion believes that if you do enough good things that you will become a good person. The Bible actually teaches this is wrong. The Bible does not teach religion. The Bible teaches that God wants you to encounter him, know him personally, understand his love for you, and for you to love him back. Rituals, rules, and religion are incapable of providing a relationship with the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.
Jesus was THE DRINK that satisfied my thirst in life. The satisfaction that nothing of the things of the world could give. Why? Because we are not only made for this world, we are made for another world, the world of being connected with the one who made you for himself, Jesus Christ.
When you let Jesus quench your thirst, you won’t thirst for the things of this world.
“Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14 ESV
When you let Jesus quench your thirst, you will have a new well of satisfaction will open up in the deepest part of your heart.
Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38
What are you looking for to satisfy your life?