Something New

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

It seems that no matter how much we have, we are always on the lookout for more. We grow use to what we have, and as we do, what we have often loses its spark and appeal. That can be said of relationships as well as things. We begin to long for something different—we yearn for something in addition—we want for something new. In many cases, it is because we are selfish, greedy, or discontent. The age old saying, “The grass is always greener, on the other side of the fence,” hits a little too close to home, and more frequently than many of us would like to admit. But there is another side to desiring something new that embraces a more positive perspective. We can desire a fresh movement of the Spirit, a new truth from God, or a new touch from Jesus that compels us on toward the perfect things we can only find in Him. In truth, there is no need to fight the desire for something new—but simply to refocus that desire on the new, and everlasting things of Jesus Christ our Lord.

by Randy Chambers


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