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The Woman at the Well

painting by Simon Dewey

John 4:1-15 tells the story of Jesus and the woman at the well. Jesus told her, "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (vv. 13-14). I have drunk deeply from the gospel well thanks to the following, and I can already feel it reviving my spirit:

  • General Conference: Amazing! I love Conference so much for the Spirit and motivation it brings.
  • Personal scripture study: I've gotten back into the habit almost daily and am learning a lot from the wars in Alma about fighting spiritual enemies.
  • Family scripture study: While my family was here, we sang a hymn and had a spiritual thought every night.
  • Family Home Evening: My little sister gave an excellent lesson on the Holy Ghost and truth.
  • Priesthood blessing: My husband gave me a blessing of comfort (see the post "The Priesthood and Love").
  • Music: Whenever I work on this blog, I listen to the playlist (found at the bottom) of MoTab, hymns, Primary songs, and instrumental arrangements. Beautiful music brings the Spirit to my heart and home.
  • Patriarchal blessing: I reread my blessing today and was dismayed that I had forgotten so much of the counsel and promises found in it. I am going to read it more often.
This past week of spiritual feasting has reminded me of how important it is to do the small and simple things to keep up my spirituality and that time-wasting can be just as detrimental as sin to my enthusiasm for righteous living. I remember always being spiritually full my freshman year at BYU because of the constant opportunities to drink at the well. We should create such an environment wherever we are so we can become women and men at the well and answer as the woman did, "Give me this water, that I thirst not" (v.15).

Challenge: Take every opportunity to drink from the well of everlasting life.

Comments

Anonymous said…
only thing better than having the Gospel is sharing it-DAD
Minamor said…
Hi, I stumbled upon your page while googling for inspiration today. I am a member in Norway, and have actually received a new calling as a blogger for relief society in our stake. Church in Norway is so small and we are so far from each other, so we need a network so everyone can feel like a part of what's going on. I was wondering if you could share with me how you managed to put your album with pictures of Christ like a slideshow like that on top of your page? Could you please e-mail me at minatfs@gmail.com?

With love, Mina.

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