Mark 10 Nine

Are you happily married and looking for tips on maintaining a God-honoring marriage? This weekly devotional will give you encouragement for your marriage.

The Living Water

Today’s devotional is written by Lori Steinkamp Lassen. She is our only daughter, who has been married to her husband, Scott for 27 years. Lori is the mother of four children, and has worked with the ministry for many years. May her devotional deepen your spiritual walk with the Lord. – Charlyne

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,  but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

We are in the heat of summer here in South Florida. The top news story seems to be the heat index warning happening around many states in the nation. Many people are looking forward to some cooler weather.

My son decided to cut the grass as early in the day as possible, but the heat was no match for him. He came inside complaining about the heat and chugging water, hoping to quench his thirst. Later that same day, I was reading something and finding myself distracted because I couldn’t stop thinking about my thirst. I laughed out loud as I realized I was literally holding the solution to my thirst. I had a water bottle sitting on my lap and was too distracted (or lazy) to drink the water.

It made me think about the Living Water we have in Jesus Christ. Just as we thirst for water, our souls thirst for God.

Culture wants to tell us that we are enough. The world wants you to believe that you don’t need Jesus Christ to rescue you from sin. You may have tried to live life by your own rules and desires. How did that work out for you?

Many marriages fall apart because two people who promised to love and honor one another began to live for their own desires. God is the living water. The temporary satisfaction you may find in things of the world will never satisfy your soul.

Today, you may feel desperate and unsure how to right the many wrongs you are facing in your life. Let me tell you that there is hope because of Jesus Christ. You have not gone too far from His will that you can’t turn around.

Will you take time today to examine your life and your marriage? Are you depending on God as your living hope or are you trying to manipulate things in your power? You can cry out to Him today and repent. Allow Him to quench the thirst your soul has for God. Then, share with your spouse what God is doing in your life. Let this be the change in your life that is a catalyst for change in your marriage.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6

God bless,


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