Whether you are a wicked or a righteous person, you will get weary at times. You get weary because you are human.
Judges 4:19-21. This man was thirsty and weary, and he laid his head in a place where it cost him his life. You live long enough, and you will get thirsty and weary. It’s okay to get weary, but don’t get weary in well-doing. Don’t get weary in praying, worshipping, or loving Jesus.
We love to talk about the God part of Jesus, but what about the man part?
Jesus cried. The shortest verse in the Bible simply states that “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) Matthew 4:2. Jesus got hungry. Matthew 8:24. Jesus even got tired. There were times Jesus got weary. Just because you fast and pray, that doesn’t mean you are exempt from getting tired. Do not beat yourself up because you are fighting weariness. Tell the devil, “You may fight me, but you won’t beat me. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. If God be for me, who can be against me?” Encourage yourself with the Scriptures of God’s promises to you! I’ve seen the enemy come in like a flood, but I have never seen God’s people forsaken!
John 4:3-7. There are a bunch of different ways you could look at this, but here’s one of the ways I see it.
When you are weary with your journey, and you are thirsty for some water, it doesn’t always have to be a preacher with a microphone who can give you a drink. The little woman scanning your groceries in the checkout line in Walmart may have a word from the Lord for you. It doesn’t have to be a prophet or preacher. God could use a child in the toy aisle at the store to speak to your heart.
Just because someone has a past, that doesn’t mean that God can’t use them.
This woman at the well had had five husbands and she wasn’t even married to the one she was living with at the time. Most of the men she came in contact with wanted to mistreat her. People preach that Jesus was the 7th man. Jesus didn’t want anything from her. He just wanted a drink of water. He wasn’t going to hurt her. He wanted to change her life.
You may have met 5 or 6 doctors, or religions, but if you will ever meet this 7th man named Jesus, He will change your life! He won’t rob you or throw you away. If we commit to Jesus, He will never leave us.
Do you want to know how you can tell this woman’s heart got touched? She came to the well to get a drink because she was thirsty. But she left her water pot there and things were no longer about her. She wanted someone else to have what she had just received. When you get up from the altar only wanting to talk about yourself, you didn’t get a big change. But when you go to the altar and really get saved, you’ll leave your water pot because it’s no longer about your need. You start to be concerned for others’ needs, especially the lost.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to drink water.
A baby does not need water until it starts eating solid foods. When you first get saved, all the water you need is built into the milk of the Word of God. But when you get a little older and you start to dig into the meat of the Word, you have to learn to drink living water. We better not read the part about loving our enemies until we get a drink of living water because the flesh cannot love its enemy. We have to have the Living Water that will change our lives.
A person can try all the religions, all the drugs, all the drinks, but if they ever taste the Living Water, then they will never want anything else again. A person will keep coming back to the well of Living Water because that will be the only thing that satisfies them.
Here’s a test for you.
If you pinch the skin on the back of your hand, and it stays up, then you are dehydrated. This means there is not enough water in your body for your skin to bounce back.
One of the ways you can tell if you are dehydrated in the spirit is if someone pokes you and it doesn’t bounce back. When you are really full of the Lord, people can be smart and snap at you and it’ll just bounce right back and not matter much to you. But if that Living Water isn’t there, someone can upset you and their words won’t bounce back. This doesn’t mean you’ve backslid or that you are a wicked person. It just means you’ve gotten dehydrated, and you need to go back to the Well and get a drink.
Sometimes people struggle with drinking just plain water.
Nowadays, there are a lot of flavorings you can put in it. It wouldn’t be so bad if we could add flavorings that wouldn’t damage the original effect of the water. The flavoring may taste good, but a lot of them can cause cancer or diabetes. The flavoring may help “Amazing Grace” sound pretty, or help wash religion down, but ask yourself this: is the flavor helping you or destroying you?
I don’t want anything that will try to diminish Jesus or take away from Him. I don’t care how good it looks, if it will cause diseases in my spirit, I don’t want it. Just give me Jesus, the Living Water!
When you realize that you need a drink, you have to be careful which well you sit by.
Exodus 15:23. Ruth 1:20. When you are weary, do not call upon bitter people. When you are discouraged, do not hang around someone who is mad at God. Whatever you take in becomes part of you. Genesis 26:15. Humans are made of dirt. When you are weary, do not hang around wells that are filled with dirt, or rather the flesh. 2 Peter 2:17.
Let’s pray that we never become a well full of dirt. So that way when someone crosses the dry desert for help, we can be a well that Living Water can flow out of. Let our lives be a well that Jesus can flow through to reach others.
How can you get a drink of Living Water?
You can almost always get a drink through prayer. You can get a drink through worship. Acts 16:23-26.
Listen to your spirit and when it’s telling you that you need a drink of the Living Water, do not go against that. When you are weary, run to the Well!
–Pastor Anthony Wynn