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John 4:9  Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
John 4:10  Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

 Saints, we need to ask for that living water from the well of salvation. We cannot be content in just standing by the well, talking about it, and appearing to take part. For our soul’s sake, we need to ask and receive the living water.

 As this thought was brought out in the message this morning, it struck me that good Church of God saints can easily get caught up in just standing by the well. We can get busy with the many commitments that we need to take care of and will not take time to be refreshed by that living water. We need to be careful that we hunger and thirst after truth and pure communion with God. It is he alone that can supply that special water. Being around those that are drinking from the well is not enough. Going to church every time the doors are open is not enough. Raising your hand to the song, praying, being involved with the work is not enough. We have to take part in and drink from the well. When we do so, we will have the spirit of God in us leading us and giving us the strength and blessing to carry forth in his work. With out that well of everlasting life springing with in us, all that we do is vein.

 God showed me this morning that I was doing too much of this standing around the well, not putting my cup out for my portion. I was getting too busy, too tired and too late to take the time to drink from the well of salvation. I wasn’t taking the time to read and pray like I should, I wasn’t communing with God enough. Subconsciously I was putting other things, those that kept me busy and tired before God. I am thankful for God’s faithfulness to show us just where we are at, to bring us to the place where we need to make a choice. I am glad to say that my cup is full of living water, and I am not willing to just stand by as others get the blessing. I want my portion and am determined to not settle for anything less.

 May we all examine ourselves to make sure that we are drinking from that overflowing well if salvation; that we take the time to commune with God, that he is very first in all the things that we do. Are you drinking from the well, or has it just become a social gathering spot?

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