I want to ask every wife/ wife-to-be and husband to read the following Scriptures in their entirety. Please do not skip to the end.
John 4:5-29, VOICE~
“In a small Samaritan town known as Sychar, Jesus and His entourage stopped to rest at the historic well that Jacob gave his son Joseph. It was about noon when Jesus found a spot to sit close to the well while the disciples ventured off to find provisions. From His vantage, He watched as a Samaritan woman approached to draw some water. Unexpectedly He spoke to her.
Jesus: Would you draw water, andgive Me a drink?
Woman: 9 I cannot believe that You, a Jew, would associate with me, a Samaritan woman; much less ask me to give You a drink.
Jews, you see, have no dealings with Samaritans.
Also, a man never approaches a woman like this in public. Jesus is breaking accepted social barriers with this confrontation.
Jesus: 10 You don’t know the gift of God or who is asking you for a drink of this water from Jacob’s well. Because if you did, you would have asked Him for something greater; and He would have given you the living water.
Woman: 11 Sir, You sit by this deep well a thirsty man without a bucket in sight. Where does this living water come from? 12 Are You claiming superiority to our father Jacob who labored long and hard to dig and maintain this well so that he could share clean water with his sons,grandchildren, and cattle?
Jesus: 13 Drink this water, and your thirst is quenched only for a moment. You must return to this well again and again. 14 I offer water that will become a wellspring within you that gives life throughout eternity. You will never be thirsty again.
Woman: 15 Please, Sir, give me some of this water, so I’ll never be thirsty and never again have to make the trip to this well.
Jesus: 16 Then bring your husband to Me.
Woman: 17-18 I do not have a husband.
Jesus: Technically you are telling the truth. But you have had five husbands and are currently living with a man you are not married to.
Woman: 19 Sir, it is obvious to me that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped here on this mountain, but Your people say that Jerusalem is the only place for all to worship. Which is it?
Jesus: 21-24 Woman, I tell you that neither is so. Believe this: a new day is coming—in fact, it’s already here—when the importance will not be placed on the time and place of worship but on the truthful hearts of worshipers. You worship what you don’t know while we worship what we do know, for God’s salvation is coming through the Jews. The Father is spirit, and He is seeking followers whose worship is sourced in truth and deeply spiritual as well. Regardless of whether you are in Jerusalem or on this mountain, if you do not seek the Father, then you do not worship.
Woman: 25 These mysteries will be made clear by He who is promised, the Anointed One.
Jesus: 26 The Anointed is speaking to you. I am the One you have been looking for.
27 The disciples returned to Him and gathered around Him in amazement that He would openly break their customs by speaking to this woman, but none of them would ask Him what He was looking for or why He was speaking with her. 28 The woman went back to the town, leaving her water pot behind. She stopped men and women on the streets and told them about what had happened.
Woman: 29 I met a stranger who knew everything about me.. ”
I’m praying on behalf of myself and every woman. I thank You that, like the Samaritan woman, you know everything about us. Lord, You know our sins– the ones that are publicly known and the ones that are hidden. Thank You Lord that You will speak to us when others may reject us or say we aren’t good enough to deal with.
Thank You for crossing every barrier to bring us out of darkness and sin into Your truth. Thank You for surprising us with Your presence and interrupting our daily lives to remind us that only You can quench our thirst. Lord, if there’s anything that we are doing out of habit to quench our thirst for You. If there is anything we are accepting as a filler or replacement for You, reveal it so we may repent and leave our idol pots behind. Because we don’t need dead water! We need living water that only You give!
For us wives, may we have a burden in our hearts to find the time in our busy days to talk with our husbands. When they approach us, let us draw love and kindness up for them from the wells of our hearts. When our husbands speak to us, remind us to hear them out so we do not miss a word of correction that’s been given unto them from You.
Lord, I ask that You will fill the wells of husbands’ hearts with supernatural knowledge and understanding of their wives so they will know everything about us. Give husbands a desire to go against the worldly culture and position themselves in our paths everyday to sit and talk with us, and lead us to You because they are to love us like You do and only You can quench our thirst. May we remain teachable like the Samaritan woman and may we continue to seek You more and more. Thank You dear Lord, in advance! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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