Remember the story of the Samaritan woman who was at the well and Jesus asked her for water? I was reading there this morning and this portion spoke to me; John 4:23-26 ERV
23 But the time is coming when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. In fact, that time is now here. And these are the kind of people the Father wants to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit. So the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that the Messiah is coming.” (He is the one called Christ.) “When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus said, “He is talking to you now—I am the Messiah.”
Don’t you think it a bit odd that of all the people he taught, this woman was who he plainly revealed himself as Messiah? She wasn’t a Jew, she wasn’t just a foreigner, she was rejected by 5 men and was living off another. That just never made much sense to me until yesterday when I was praying for our team in Haiti, a team of young men and women who were going to hold revival services for the orphans. God spoke to me and said, “I’m going to use the rejected and unwanted children of Haiti to spread revival to that nation. All of Haiti will be saved but I will use the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.” If you read the rest of chapter 4 of John, you will see that this one woman was so changed by Jesus love for her that the whole village believed.
I’ve heard many people say that they need to get their lives right before they can do what God has called them to do. I believe that as we go to do what he’s called us to do, he changes us. Don’t wait for a perfect time. Don’t wait to be perfect. God is calling you now to go into all of your world, that means where you are now and spread the good news. As you tell others, God will give you greater understanding of himself. You simply need His Word and a good teacher, the Holy Spirit and he will lead you into all truth. Impossible? I think not! If you commit to time with Him each day, you’ll be amazed at what he will show you.
Father, I’m the woman at the well, thirsty for the water only you can give. In the natural, the well looks too deep to get enough, but when I sit at your feet, the river of water that’s in you flows in me and I’m satisfied. What a wonder you are! Help me not to dam up the supply that’s in me but allow it to free flow into the lives of others. May I soak in you so that others can get wet when they come close to me.