Jesus said, “But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never thirst again. But the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water (satisfying his thirst for God), welling up (continually flowing, bubbling within him) to eternal life.” John 4:14 Amplified

Recently, I was reflecting on my journey with my Lord, and a story in the Bible came to mind; the story of the Samaritan woman in John chapter 4. She did not have a name, but her story applies to all of us searching for love and significance. Here are a few highlights of her story.



  • Outcast – Women usually went to get water from the well in the cool of the day. The Samaritan woman always went in the hottest part of the day when no one was around.
  • Grief Stricken – She had been married five times, and her five husbands died. In her culture, it was against the law to marry a divorced woman. Women had no rights, so they needed someone to take care of them to survive.
  • Rejected – Instead of marrying for the sixth time, the woman lived with a man in sin.
  • Empty Cistern – She was discontented after marrying so many times. Her actions revealed the emptiness and longing of her heart.
  • Dejected Race – The Samaritans were outcasts in Biblical times; the Jews despised them more than the Gentiles. The groups hated each other and always avoided each other’s territories.
  • Samaritan Women – They were considered to be unclean and repulsed by the Jews. Their lives were filled with ridicule, depression, and shame.


 Jesus Came Into Her World


It took her by surprise when Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well during the hottest part of the day. He was a Jew talking to her, and He knew everything about her but never condemned her. She experienced love, acceptance, and grace like she never had before. She was so excited that she dropped her cistern or water pot to tell everyone in the city, “Come see a man who knows all about me. Surely, He is the Messiah of God.”

 I know the Samaritan woman personally. I did not marry five times, but like her, the cup of my soul was empty. Even as a follower of Christ, I went from thing to thing, trying to find fulfillment for my soul.


A Discontented Soul


Have you ever asked the Lord, is my soul contented in You? Jesus told the Samaritan woman, “When you drink from My life, you will never thirst again!” I remember what it felt like to be discontented. I was always searching for the next best thing. I went from:


  • Service to service, midweek, Sunday evenings
  • Revival to revival
  • Book to book
  • Conference to conference
  • Retreat to retreat
  • Group to group
  • Ministry to ministry
  • Choir to choir
  • Relationship to relationship
  • Bible reading, prayer, fasting, memorizing scriptures.


The list went on and on, and I never found fulfillment or rest for my weary soul. Here is a song that depicts my old relationship with God.


Fill My Cup, Lord by Jessy Dixon


Like the woman at the well
I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy
And then I heard my Savior speaking
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”


Fill my cup, Lord
I lift it up, Lord
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul
Bread of Heaven, feed me ’til I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole.


There are millions in this world.
Who are craving
The pleasures, earthly things of gold
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ, my Lord.


Fill my cup, Lord
I lift it up, Lord
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul
Bread of Heaven, feed me ’til I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole
Here’s my cup, fill it up and make me whole.


Source: Musixmatch, Songwriters: Richard Blanchard Fill My Cup, Lord lyrics © Word Music, LLC.

My Search Ended


My search ended when the voice of my Lord from within my spirit showed me He was the one to satisfy my longing soul. All my soul wanted and needed lived inside me. I needed to stop looking without and look within where He, the Living Water, abides.

Isaiah 55:1-2 – Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy grain, and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost [simply accept it as a gift from God].

2  Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight in abundance. (Jesus Christ our Abundant Life)


John 6:35 – And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.


John 7:38 – He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.


 Jesus Christ is the most excellent and intimate Lover of our souls! He knows us and understands everything about us, and guess what? We are IN HIM, and He is IN US! If you are hungry or thirsty for love, come inside where your Beloved resides, sit and drink of His Life and Love forever!



Enjoy Christ, Enjoy (Zoe)Life!


  1. Your list is slightly different than mine was…but with the same result — EMPTY.
    Now I live in the fullness of Christ, along with you, my sister. Praise You, Lord.

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