If Only...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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If only I had a new car.

Or a new job, new house, new boss, new clothes, new school.

If only…

It is our human nature to want more, the new, the improved, the better-than-I-have-it-now. We were created that way. Perhaps Augustine said it best, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

When we pursue earthly things, we remain thirsty. Day after day, we maintain the same pace getting the same results while only hoping for an end to the mundane.

What if we were told we didn't have to work so hard at achieving status in things but instead were given Someone we could draw from every single waking moment of our lives? 

Do you remember the account of the Samaritan woman who came to the well in the heat of the day to avoid the judgmental glances of others?
“Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” (John 4:15)
Jesus could have had mercy on her and made her life easier by showing His servant’s heart and dug a well near her home. But He didn't because He knows this world is temporary. We need to tap into Him in our everyday so the well of eternity springs up in our souls and overflows into our daily lives and we can be who He calls us to be.

Perhaps God has you waiting and you find yourself tired and useless and wondering how can something old or familiar become new with purpose? Hear my heart my friend, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the same power that can bring LIFE into your everyday. He knows you thirst and He has plans to prosper you.

No matter if you’re planning to travel the world to be a missionary or you go to work to pay the bills or are knee deep in dirty dishes and laundry, draw from Him. His well is deep. He is the better-than-I-have-it-now. He is the A-Z of every single breath of every single day.

Cast off the “if only” and put on a garment of praise. Hold your head up high and hear Him exclaim over you, “Behold, I make all things new





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