When Making Our Own Way Gets Painful (but Believing Brings Blessing)

Mary didn’t kick against the goads when God told her the impossible, and she was blessed! We can learn so much from her about believing when God tells us the unbelievable. I learned this lesson recently after an extremely frustrating day taking things into my own hands and kicking against the goads. Curious yet what goads are?

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Give Me this Living Water!

The Samaritan woman still does not know whom this man is who sits before her talking about living water. She still thinks He is talking about water as a natural resource. But she is interested. She sees He is special. She wants this water He offers! And He is about to reveal exactly who He is!

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When Jesus Shakes It Up

As Jesus and our Samaritan sister continue to chat, she still only sees the physical: her physical need for water, what is required in the physical to draw it and the fact Jesus does not have it! What He is saying that He is not saying is the well she’s drawing from is a well tradition and heritage, even religion. But even as deep as it is, it is not the source of living water. He is shaking things up and challenging all she has ever known, and she does not understand.

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When Making Our Own Way Gets Painful (but Believing Brings Blessing)

Mary didn’t kick against the goads when God told her the impossible, and she was blessed! We can learn so much from her about believing when God tells us the unbelievable. I learned this lesson recently after an extremely frustrating day taking things into my own hands and kicking against the goads. Curious yet what goads are?

Read More

Give Me this Living Water!

The Samaritan woman still does not know whom this man is who sits before her talking about living water. She still thinks He is talking about water as a natural resource. But she is interested. She sees He is special. She wants this water He offers! And He is about to reveal exactly who He is!

Read More

When Jesus Shakes It Up

As Jesus and our Samaritan sister continue to chat, she still only sees the physical: her physical need for water, what is required in the physical to draw it and the fact Jesus does not have it! What He is saying that He is not saying is the well she’s drawing from is a well tradition and heritage, even religion. But even as deep as it is, it is not the source of living water. He is shaking things up and challenging all she has ever known, and she does not understand.

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How Me?

In being exact, Jesus knows exactly the conversation that will engage us as He reveals Himself to us. His exchange with the Samaritan woman at the well continues as her question back to His request for a drink betrays her feelings about His unconventional ways. She asks “How me?” She can’t believe Jesus would be asking her, a Samaritan, for a drink! Is this sometimes how we think? We cannot imagine how it is possible that Jesus would seek us out, come to us, personally engage us in conversation and give us exactly what we need? That’s when Jesus reveals the questions she and we should really be asking.

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Jesus Is Exact

When Jesus travels from Judea to Galilee, Samaria is not just the quickest, most direct route; it is also the route that will put Him at an exact place at an exact time to encounter the woman at the well. And it is a place of deep-seated historical, racial and religious tension. Yet Jesus chooses to go there. He ventures into controversial, unclean and undesirable territory to meet this one woman. Jesus will do the same thing for us!

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