|Quebec City, Quebec|
Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. John 4:11a
Jesus raised the curiosity of the Samarian woman at the well. She had practical matters to attend to, but this Jewish man speaking to her raised questions in her mind. (See John 4:7-30)
…thou hast nothing to draw with…
She might as well have added, “as a matter of fact.” She made statements based on what she saw according to her natural reasoning, which was totally blind to God’s ways.
I wonder how often we put limitations on God. We presume to understand the situations and circumstances we find ourselves in better than God.
After all, we reason…
How will I ever overcome this weakness?
This debt is too much. How can I pay it?
How can I help this troubled relationship?
We put limitations on God by trying to figure it all out ourselves. With our preconceived notions, even religious prejudices, we deny the power of God.
…the well is deep…
Don’t we insult God by our unbelief every time we worry and, in effect, question Him by our doubts and fears?
Instead we need to identify ourselves with Christ and confess like Paul did:
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20a RSV
We, who call Jesus our Lord and Savior, need to realize the resurrection power of God that lives in us. It’s not practical or common sense; it’s the Spirit of the living God. The life hid with Christ in God—our Source of living water. We need to identify so completely with His life, that we bring it into our daily living, walk and conversation. The power of the crucified Christ (in us as Spirit-filled believers) is meant to be brought to real, definite, practical experiences in our lives.
He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
|New Zealand waterfall taken by my daughter|
Thank you so much for visiting. I appreciate you. Feel free to add your comments below.
I want to thank all of you on behalf of Jennifer Brommet and myself for visiting last week. Lou Ann Keiser will be receiving a copy of Jennifer’s book True Identify. Lou Ann, I know you’ll be blessed. Thank you again Jennifer for being my guest on Write Moments with God.