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  • Writer's pictureMuyiwa Mepaiyeda

Desire for Worship

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

LIFE isn't what you think it is but what you make out of it.

The Narrative

THE WOMAN of Samaria lived among her people.

Jesus and his disciples were passing through her town when they stopped to rest at the historic well Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

And as Jesus sat by the well, he saw her come to fetch some water.

"Would you draw water and give Me a drink?" (John 4:5-30)

THE CULTURE of the day frowned at Jews associating with Samaritans.

"I cannot believe that You, a Jew, would associate with me, a Samaritan woman, much less ask me to give You a drink," she said.

Jesus broke down the social barrier. He met her where she was.

Ephesians 2:14 says: So, he is our peace. He has made Jewish and non-Jewish people one in his body by breaking down the wall of hostility that kept them apart.

YOU DON'T know the gift of God or who is asking you for a drink of this water from Jacob's well.

Because if you did, you would have asked Him for something greater; He would have given you living water. (John 4:10)

Answers are great, but that's if you know the question to ask.

DRINK this water, and your thirst is only quenched for a moment. You'll have to return to this well repeatedly, said Jesus. (John 4:13)

She had a desire that nothing in this world could satisfy, so she said:

Please, Sir, give me some of this water, so I'll never be thirsty and never again have to make the trip to this well. (John 4:15)

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for a different world – CS Lewis.

THEN BRING your husband to Me.

I do not have a husband, she replied.

Technically, you are telling the truth. But you have had five husbands. Presently, you are living with a man you are not married to. (John 4:16-18)

Do not be afraid to be vulnerable in God's presence. He knows you better than you know yourself.

YOU are a prophet. We worship on this mountain, but your people say Jerusalem is the place to worship. Which is it?

You worship what you do not know. I'm here to ensure you get it right – and this is how.

The Father is spirit and seeks worshippers who will worship Him in Spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24)

I KNOW that Messiah is coming. When he comes, he will teach us all things.

Jesus told her, "I who speak to you, I am he." (John 4:25-26)

Time and circumstances can destroy one's expectation. But she stood by her dream.

Are you standing by your dream?

Bringing it Together

JESUS CHRIST came that we might get it right!

Her treasures of faith were only enough when Jesus came on the scene.

Everything he said to her was intentional. His fellowship was for her to meet the Messiah.

Have you encountered him? If you haven't, this is your day.

Confess your sins and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour. If you have done so, I rejoice with you.

God bless you.

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