By: Deborah Lovett
Leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” John 4:28-29
This is one of those HUGE aha moments! Now, tell the truth, have you ever noticed that before? That the woman at the well forgot her reason for coming to the well in the first place, leaving her water jar behind? Also the woman who came at the hottest hour of the day, when no others came to draw water, in order to escape ridicule, embarrassment, and the haughty stares of others, was now speaking to an entire town. Astonishing! She was finding God in Christ the Messiah!
How did she get from point A to point Z; from needing and hiding; to overflowing and sharing? Simple enough; one little trip to the well; one run in with a Man who wouldn’t turn her away or use and abuse her; one large gulp of the “Living Water.”
Hers was a supernatural, divine meeting for sure. Most assuredly, had a human being confronted her about her past, the outcome would have been fear, disappointment, shame and condemnation. Not so with Jesus. He was accepting of her and still had compassion. He did not look to punish her but rather to set her free from her past. And so He does, through His unspeakable gift of grace and mercy that brings eternal life and transforms even the hardest of hearts.
Can you imagine the freedom she felt? Knowing she had been cleansed from her past, and that her daily mundane trip to the well, usually alone and uneventful had turned into an experience, an adventure that would change her life forever? Oh, how I wish I could have been there that day!
Oh, but we can! We can meet Jesus at the Well of Living Water everyday. No exceptions to the rule. We can take our water bottles, cups or buckets full of guilt, confusion, humiliation, worry, fear or inadequacies and leave them there with Him-just like the Samaritan woman. We can walk away in faith knowing He already knows the whole story – plus more. We can be filled with His Spirit, so we too can pour forth to others. Just, GO in faith, ASK through prayer, and RECEIVE His best!
The outcome of receiving His best is the secret to becoming a true Woman of the Well yourself. This means you become who God says you are, not who the other ridiculing women, or men that you bump into each day say you are. Here is what the Word of God says you are, straight from the Well, for whenever you choose to leave your water pots behind in faith and believe:
Ephesians 1:7 I am forgiven all my sins and washed in the blood.
2 Corinthians 5:17 I am a new creature.
1 Corinthians 6:19 I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 1:13 I am delivered from the power of darkness.
Ephesians 6:10 I am strong in the Lord.
Ephesians 1:4 I am holy and without blame before Him.
Ephesians 1:6 I am accepted in Christ.
Colossians 1:12 I am qualified to share in His inheritance.
Revelation 21:7 I am victorious.
Romans 6:2,11 I am dead to sin.
Jeremiah 31:3 I am loved with an everlasting love.
John 8:31-33 I am set free!
Colossians 2:12 I am raised up with Christ and seated in the heavenly places.
Romans 8:37 I am more than a conqueror!
1 Thessalonians 1:4 I am beloved of God.
1 John 5:18 I am born of God and the evil one does not touch me.
Romans 8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:18 I am reconciled to God.
Deuteronomy 28:2 I am overtaken with blessings!
Ephesians 1:13 I am sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 2:10 I am complete in Christ.
Romans 8:1 I am free from condemnation.
Colossians 2:7 I am firmly rooted, built up, strengthened in the faith, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Philippians 1:6 I am being changed into His image.
Philippians 4:19 I have all my needs met by God according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 2:16 I have the mind of Christ.
John 6:47 I have everlasting life.
John 10:10 I have abundant life.
Philippians 4:7 I have the peace of God which passes understanding.
Ephesians 2:18 I have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Jesus Christ.
John 14:12 I shall do even greater works than Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:4 I possess the Greater One in me because greater is He in me than he who is in the world.
John 10:14 I know God’s voice.
Colossians 1:27 Christ is in me the hope of glory!
Jesus, meet me today. Take the water bottle of things I “think” I need or want and in exchange give me that same Living Water you offered the Samaritan woman many years ago. I have faith that you will not turn me away, judge me, or punish me, but that you will be compassionate and loving in an unconditional way. Help me to receive all that you have for me today by faith and to take it to others in a loving way that glorifies You. Amen.
SPLASHING FOR Him as I am finding God in Christ today!
Watch this modern monologue depicting the woman at the well: