I have difficulty drinking my daily requirement of 8 glasses of water. The average amount of water I drink a day is maybe 32 ounces. I always try to set up a goal, but it never works out. It's not that I don't love water, because to be quite honest, there is nothing like drinking cold, refreshing water after working out, or on a hot day (thank you Florida weather all year round!). The problem is that I either forget to drink water, or at the moment I don't feel very thirsty and therefore don't think that I need it. However, after a while I often find myself desiring water and no matter how much of it I drink, my thirst is never quenched.
Can you imagine what the Samaritan woman at the well must have felt like when Jesus offered her living water that whoever drank of it would never thirst again? Her response, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water" (John 4:15).
However, Jesus isn't offering some magical water that with just one glass, you will be set with your water requirements for the rest of your life. The "living water" that He offers is the Holy Spirit living within believers. When the Holy Spirit comes to live in us when we become a believer in Christ, our deepest spiritual longing to know God personally will be satisfied forever. He will give us the desire to want to know more about Him as we read His word, communicate with Him through prayer, and serve Him.
"Jesus said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'" (John 4:13-14).