POUR: study

If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink! He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.' John 7:37-38

Water

It has been an integral force in every facet of life since before time began when "the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters" (Genesis 1:2).

Like the waves are pulled to the seashore, God created a pull between a man and a woman, between humankind and Himself.

The serpent offered. Woman ate. Man shared. Humankind fell.

A void was created. The direct connection between the heart of God and humanity was broken. The original design between a man and a woman was thrown into a riptide.

"Drink water from your own well," Solomon told his sons as recorded in Proverbs, "fresh water from your own cistern...May your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth" (Proverbs 5:15,18).

In the push, pull, and groan of creation, God created woman as a well able to pour out passion, faith, wisdom, and strength that comes from the Living Water of God.

It isn't a popular thought. My life is supposed to be about me. We are told how much we are here to receive and God tells us He longs to fill us up so that we may give.

Married. He gives to us that we might pour out of His abundance to our husbands. Single. He abundantly pours out to us that we might pour into the lives of those around us.

Shaqah.

It's the Hebrew word for pour and means "to cause to drink.".

Surrounded by needy people?

Shaquah.

Is your husband walking in a dry stretch of wilderness?

Shaquah.

Living in a lost and dying world?

Shaquah.

Nothing to pour?

"Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come and buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and withut price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]" (Isaiah 55:1 AMP).

Come in deeper with us. Draw your water...