Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman
4 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee.
4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 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.)
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 promises rivers of Living Waters would flow forth from our life, through the power of the Holy Spirit, as His disciples, as we commit our way to Him, follow Him, and allow Him to flow through us.
Our God river will flow through us to places that are unknown to us, and others will benefit also, who are unknown to us.
Our part is to believe, to trust, and obey.
(What follows below is from Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest)
“A river is victoriously persistent, overcoming all barriers. For a while it goes steadily on its course, but then comes to an obstacle. And for a while it is blocked, yet it soon makes a pathway around the obstacle.
Or a river will drop out of sight for miles, only later to emerge again even broader and greater than ever.
Do you see God using the lives of others, but an obstacle has come into your life and you do not seem to be of any use to God?
Then keep paying attention to the Source, and God will either take you around the obstacle or remove it.
The river of life that comes forth from the Spirit of God overcomes all obstacles.
Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or the difficulty.
The obstacle will be a matter of total indifference to the river that will flow steadily through you if you will simply remember to stay focused on the Source.
Never allow anything to come between you and Jesus Christ— not emotion nor experience— nothing must keep you from the one great sovereign Source.” Selah & Amen