December 29, 2015 – Tuesday
John 4:15(a), 39-42 (NIRV) The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water. Then I will never be thirsty…”… “Many of the Samaritans from the town of Sychar believed in Jesus. They believed because of the woman’s witness. She said, “He told me everything I’ve ever done.” Then the Samaritans came to him and tried to get him to stay with them. So he stayed two days. Because of his words, many more people became believers. They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said. We have now heard for ourselves. We know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
Ever gone to see something out of curiosity, but then was convicted because of your own encounter? Perhaps it was someone with a different background. Or, maybe it was a person speaking a different language. Well, scripture tells of the Samaritan whose nationality, race and gender allowed her to bring a whole city to the feet of Jesus. In our day — with so many fixed opinions about race, nationality, culture, marital status, and economic plight — it’s easy to forget God created you and me (EVERYONE) perfectly — just as we are for this exact time and place. He doesn’t want sin, but He doesn’t want you to be ashamed of who you are or what you’ve done. No. He wants you to share your story as a witness to His Glory and Grace so that you might speak a language that will bring many to the Well. It’s hard to be open about your personal story. Some may laugh. Others may judge and take retribution in one way or another. This is especially true in the workplace.
But today at work, be like that Samaritan woman. Have courage to witness about your encounter with Christ. In the elevator, tell a coworker or citizen about what He said to you at the Well. At lunch, be proud to show how much God loves even you – despite what you’ve done in the past. Throughout the day, let Him use your story to bring many to the Well.
True, you may seem like a curiosity. Don’t worry. Just plant the seeds and let Jesus do the convicting.
Yes, at work today, share your witness. Soon others won’t need your story to believe. And they, too, will bring many to the Well.
Thank You, Father, for my story about how You gave me water at the well. At work today, give me courage to witness out loud! I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.
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Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas USA