Created For Purpose

“When God created us, He had two purposes in mind.  These are demonstrated vividly in the story of the woman at the well.  This Samaritan woman was looking for her purpose in all the wrong places: five husbands and one sugar daddy. (She must have been desperate!) Jesus clarified His purpose for her.  He told her His intention was to give her life meaning and substance by offering her living water for her soul, so she would never have to thirst again.”

-Thelma Wells

Read John 4:1-26

Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples),  He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.  But He needed to go through Samaria.
So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”  For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’  for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.” Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you  Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one out to worship.”  Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”

Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.

What can He give me?

Many of us struggle everyday with the same questions as the Samaritan woman.  We say things like, “this can’t be true!  How can anyone love me and provide for me.  There must be something that I have to do that makes this possible.  There must be a catch.  Sure I’ve heard it before, but it isn’t meant to be taken literally.”   The truth of the matter is that God already did everything to prove His commitment and love in Jesus.  Now what is left for us is to accept Him and make a conscious decision to love Him and to get to know Him.  Through this, He gives life and life more abundantly.  He gives peace like a river, and joy that overflows.

The Bible contains so many promises of God, but few of us every take the time to read them.  Unfortunately, when we do see them, we have a tendency to think “that’s not for me.”  Yet that is not what God says.  These things are for those who believe.  Do you believe with your heart, mind, soul, and your life?

Born again or not, the question still remains do you believe and are you willing to seek Him with your whole heart?  If so, let’s start.

Believe God and Walk In Faith Today!

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