He's In Your Heart
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water?” (John 4:10, 11)
Jesus tells the woman about the ‘living water’ that only He provides but the problem is that she doesn’t have room enough to receive it. Why? Well John 7:38 tells us that, 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” The water flows through the heart. So when Jesus tells her to ‘Go, call your husband’; what was He was really doing was revealing that a man – who was not her husband - was in her heart and was blocking His ability to bless her.
Imagine, being so enthralled with a guy that you have no room for God. Oh, you shake your head and say ‘Not me!’ But this would be analogous to having premarital sex ; the same as you shackin’ with ole boy, the same as you…oh you get my point. Bottom line is that premarital sex blocks the flow of God into your life because that person is in your heart; whether you like it or not – whether you believe it or not. Oh, I know you’ve stepped your game up and call yourself protecting your heart by claiming to be in an ‘open relationship’; but child please. Trust me, he or she is in there. You can bat those Ardell’s® and pop your lips all you want. You might not be in love, but he’s definitely in there. And I didn’t make that up; Jesus said it!
Because every time he kisses you, a little more of that man gets in your heart. Every time y'all have sex (outer or inner), a little bit more of him gets in and a little bit more and a little bit more.Until one day, you have no time for Bible Study on Wednesday nights because that’s when y’all go out for cocktails. You don’t have time to read your Bible as much as you use to because you too busy ‘sexting’. You don’t have time for your morning devotional anymore because y’all too busy spoonin’. Oh, it’s funny but it’s the truth. And hear me out.
I’m not saying that he’s a bad dude. No, Jesus told the woman ‘…and the one whom you now have is not your husband.’ (John 4:18) It’s not that he’s a bad person or even a bad influence on you; it’s that he’s not your husband. And because God loves you so much, He doesn’t want anyone other than Him and your husband into the intimate places of your heart. And forgive me for putting it like this; but Jesus is not going to be your side piece. No ma’am. God wants to bless you exceedingly, abundantly, above all you can think or imagine. Only thing is, can you imagine a life with your unmarried legs closed to get it?
Pray this with me: Heavenly Father, I honestly don’t know what to do with this Word. I think I love this man. I think he may even be my husband; but Lord, I’m not going to sit here and act like that You’re pleased with what we’ve been doing and for that I ask You to forgive us. Lord, help me to truly repent; to change the way I've been living. I ask You for the strength to do whatever You lead me to about this relationship. I know it may take time and but I thank You in advance for Your patience. In Jesus’ name.
Copyright © 2014 Real Issues Ministries®. All rights reserved.