Part Two

29 Jun 2013
DON’T RUSH INTO THIS RELATIONSHIP (2)
‘No one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again…’ John 4:14

We all want to be loved and appreciated for who we are. And when it doesn’t happen on our timetable, it’s tempting to rush into another relationship hoping it’ll make everything better. One author writes: ‘There’s no Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet and make you happy with yourself. Even when the first part of the story seems to go well, Sleeping Beauty wakes up to discover her prince is just a common frog…You can’t expect a person to give you what only your heavenly Father can provide. Mere mortals, even with good intentions, can never come close. When you pin all your hopes and dreams on someone else you’re bound to be disappointed…When you sell your soul in an attempt to attain the unattainable…the cost is high and the potential for peril is steep. Don’t let obsessive desire lead you down a path of despair…obsession is powerful. It fuels fantasies and drives you to reckless behaviour…You won’t find love till you love and respect yourself enough to stop looking for someone or something outside yourself to give you worth.’ One day Jesus met a woman who’d been married five times and was pursuing yet another relationship. Recognising that her need was not for another man, but a relationship with God, He said, ‘No one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again’ (vv. 13-14 CEV). Jesus saw beyond her sin to her real need, and restored her sense of self-worth. Bottom line: only the water Jesus gives will quench your soul’s thirst.

http://www.ucb.co.uk/word-for-today.html

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8 thoughts on “Part Two

  1. We met beside the water
    my life was ebbing low
    and I could go no farther
    till he began to show
    a way of quenching dryness
    the cup of life and he was

    filling me softly with his love,
    pouring his spirit from above
    filling me softly with his love
    forever giving me new life
    now I am living this new life
    filling me softly — with his love.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and reading Hospice.

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