Nothing To Prove

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Devotional

Exposing the Lie

Water. No human can survive three days without it. No other resource is more essential to sustain life. None.

Here is the thing. The enemy promises water, but every time we go to his wells, they are empty. He gives us a sip of water, enough that we keep believing him. We have believed the lie that our cravings will be satisfied if we are enough and if we have enough. So we chase image, answers, things, people—and we wonder all the while, Why am I still thirsty?

God is clear in the book of Jeremiah about what is happening:

My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Jeremiah 2:13, NIV.

But there is water for you. Not just enough to quench your thirst, but an unlimited supply that will fill you and then come pouring out of you into a thirsty world. But the water you need is found in only one Source.

I’ll tell you right up front, there is no secret here. Just one answer to your thirst: Jesus.

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink,” He says in the gospel of John. “Whoever believes in me…streams of living water will flow from within him.” (John 7:37–38, NIV)

He alone is the source from which flows all the things we crave and hope to become. I love that I can begin here, making no empty promises. Because my single goal is to lead your thirsty soul to streams of living water, to Jesus. He always delivers.

Why go here?

Practically speaking, nothing I am facing in my life changed that day I came to this realization.
And yet everything changed.

I didn’t feel so alone.
I felt relief.
I felt loved.
I felt like I could take a deep breath.
I felt known.
I believed Jesus more, that He forgives and is in this all with me.

I felt the groundswell of freedom that comes from living with Nothing. To. Prove.