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Woman at the Well | Devotional

"Come see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.
Could this be the Christ?"


John 4:29 (NKJV)

This is a most thought-provoking situation. Imagine if you will, you are thirsty and need some refreshment, and you encounter a man. Not an ordinary man, but the Man who can open the book of your life and, page by page, review all the painful disappointments you have buried.

The Author of life had chosen this day to set her free and she was unprepared. So many times Jesus chooses to confront us in our daily routines and we are unprepared. We are caught up in our everyday life, work, school, home, family, and all our efforts to accomplish something. We lose our focus of Christ because of the mundane, reducing the time for God to two or three scheduled times a week -- unintentionally of course.

In this era of schedules, cel-phones, palm pilots, laptops, and emails where does “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” fit in? Jesus is waiting His turn, after family, work, ministry, etc. And He waits patiently, lovingly, to converse with us, to tell us not just all things we ever did.

But what lies ahead, how to deal with our current situations, to speak hope and life into the areas we thought were dead. As it was with the woman at the well, so is it with us, he knows all our faults, all our weaknesses, all our hurts and disappointments, and all our concerns. And just as the woman at the well was rescued, he is waiting to rescue us. To give us what we need, not what we want. After all, He knows us better than we know ourselves.

Application

That day at the well a woman became free and testified of her freedom to the all who listened, because she met the Messiah. So many of us quit testifying because since we met Christ Jesus a whole new set of circumstances have befallen us.Let us not forget “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” John 8:36.

Testify regarding your salvation and watch you situation change. Take time in 2009 to meet Jesus at the well of life, come unprepared.

There are no elegant prayers necessary, no Scripture to memorize, no cleansing preparation worthy of His presence (Matt. 11:28). All that is needed is just a heart willing to listen as He speaks with no agenda of your own, only a desire not to thirst again.

The circumstances of this life can drain the river of life from you, but those who hunger and thirst for righteousness shall be filled (Matt. 5:6, John 6:35). Return to your true love (1 John 4:19), this is the day to remember your salvation (Isaiah 51:6). What did Jesus save you from, and when was the last time you testified? Has life’s trials and faith growing pains marginalized your testimony?

 

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