Day 19: 21 Days To Your Eternal Husband

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Dear His Beloved,

One of my favorites stories with Jesus is of Him meeting a woman at a well.
 

Read Matthew 15.

Now he had to go through Samaria.  So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”  (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.[a]) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?  Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”

He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.” “I have no husband,” she replied.Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.” John 4:4-17

Jesus offers her living water, but first He says, go get your husband fully knowing she did not have one. Why did He ask such a question? First, I think it was a word of knowledge that awakened her to his true identity of the Messiah. He knew something that perhaps only she and God knew. Words of knowledge are a powerful gift that bring an awareness of God to the lost.

Secondly, I think He wanted to become her source of LIFE, but to become her source, she would have to hand over her current source. Obviously, men had become her source. Her aching heart looking for a great love had turned horizontally for a need that can only be met vertically. Her LIFE was defined by men - five so far! 

Jesus offers a new way for her and for us all.  I come to give you Life! HE wants to be our source of life not our career or labels or social status or positions or possessions or roles. He alone wants to be the source.  If we struggle tithing, because we don't believe we have enough, He is not our source of provision. If our calendar is to busy to allow time at His feet, He is not our source. if we spend sleepless nights trying to figure out our lives, He is not our source.

He calls us to dependence like little children. Our heart cry to be loved should be directed to Him our source of love. Our need for provision is lifted to Him our source, Jehova Jirah. Our identity comes from Him our Father. Our yearning for purpose and meaning is directed to Him our source of creation.

In our culture where we aim to be so "responsible,"we can slip into become our own source unknowingly. Sit with Him today and allow Him to expose your heart to YOU!  Is there an area of your life you haven't fully given to Him?  

He says, To be Lord, I get it all!

Each day we choose as Eve did, do we connect to His source {tree where life abounds} or do we choose our source {tree where knowledge abounds}?

I have come that you may have life! John 10:10

Taste the fruit from this new tree where life abounds and striving, performance, and busyness ends. The fruit here is good!

Seeking,
Ro

 

 

Rochelle FrazierComment