Freed to Serve: Verse of the Day


‭‭John 4:7-18 NLT‬‬
[7] Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” [8] He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food. [9] The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?” [10] Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.” [11] “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? [12] And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?” [13] Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. [14] But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” [15] “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.” [16] “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her. [17] “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— [18] for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”
[28] The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, [29] “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?” [30] So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

Now that we understand the reasons why we need to serve, let us look at the steps that God took to set us free so that we can serve our communities and hopefully, our generations. When God sets us free from our sins, He sets us free so we can serve mankind to our maximum potential.

When the Samaritan woman in our scripture today met Jesus, little did she know that her life would be transformed so dramatically. In just the few minutes she spent with Jesus, she was transformed from a woman with no husband (she had had five husbands and the man she was currently living with wasn’t her husband), to the woman who initiated the greatest revival her city had ever known.

She was someone scorned in her society, someone who couldn’t settle with a man for long, without hope of achieving anything in life, but all that changed when she met Jesus. Jesus doesn’t come into your life to make you a Monk, Nun, or priest, because most of us will not be called to serve in such capacities. He sets us free so that we can be the best to our world through the enabling power of His Holy Spirit, the Living Water. He wants to turn our lives around for our good and for the good of all around us.

Do you need to be set free to serve? Have you had a life changing encounter with Christ? How relevant are you to your family, community, and in your workplace? God wants to transform your world through you. Are you willing to present your life to Him? Do you want that Living Water?

Those who are set free by Christ become catalysts for divine change, success, victory, and prosperity to their world. May this be your testimony and mine in Jesus name. Amen!


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