June 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
Have you ever had someone talk about you like that? Have you ever felt a spirit of condemnation over your life?
In John chapter 4, Jesus goes for a drink in Samaria at a well. One of the most well known bible stories is often neglected in our life.
10 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.”
God often speaks to us, but we neglect to realize He is trying to communicate with us. We find ourselves praying for purpose, praying for an option out of a dilemma, and asking God to use us in a mighty way- but we totally miss the opportunity when it comes because we are praying for our will to be accomplished in the way we want, not His will.
If you knew that Jesus was speaking to you, wouldn’t you listen? God is giving you direct instructions to do something with your life, but you are too afraid to do something about it because it doesn’t match up with what you want for your life.
Live in the truth that nobody can judge you, but God- only His opinion of you matters.
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 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.”
Jesus knows everything about you, even when you try to hide it behind going to church and being involved in every ministry possible. The fact of the matter is, all of Samaria knew this woman was a prostitute and slept with many men, but Jesus did too- AND He still wanted to use her to further His ministry.
It doesn’t matter what others think of you, they are always going to have something negative to say. As long as your opinion of what God thinks of you matters more than what others think of you, you are living in the truth that the Bible gives each and everyone of us.
Jesus didn’t even ask the woman to repent of her sin, He didn’t ask her to make it right with Him. Jesus accepted this woman for who she was and used her for his ministry by having her go back into Samaria and tell everyone what she saw (The Messiah).
God isn’t asking you to waste your life asking for forgiveness and never letting go of what you did. God already sent His son, Jesus, to die for your sin- He wants you to give your life to Him. God wants you to give your opinion of your life over to Him. God wants to use you, specifically, in the master plan of his purpose for this world. God died for you specifically, so that you wouldn’t have to live in condemnation and judgement of others.
The choice is yours: Go. Live. Be free from sin, change the world!
Romans 8:1-2 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you[a] free from the law of sin and death.