I hope last week’s 5-minute exercise has been working for you, because inactivity bring a lot of discomfort and sicknesses. Also, there are not many stories in the Bible where inactivity works with healing and forgiveness. Upon receiving forgiveness, some of the Biblical patients would even crawl away, climb down a tree, run to the church, etc. Undoubtedly for the Samaritan woman at the well, immediate actions ensued as well.
Imagine the Samaritan woman rhapsodizing Jesus’ power: “You’ve got to meet this man!” and galloping and frolicking as her soul is no longer ladened with guilt and shame. Instead, her focus shifted from everyday needs, relational dramas, and polarization in the church to God’s presence, the Messiah—the Promised Deliverer. Unlike cultural norms and expectations, the Promised one did not condemn but rather ignited faith.
This paradigm shift from problems to promises is the healing the woman at the well needed—the fountain of joy overflowed upon receiving forgiveness—is also available to us today. Truly, ask and you shall receive.
Contemplate on John 4:34 with me for a few minutes:
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Do you think it is possible that Jesus implied healing and forgiveness as His calling?
Ask God if you need forgiveness and ask for strength to forgive both yourself and those who have caused pain and destruction. Then, share one blessing you’ve received from God with a friend, co-worker, or family member. You don’t have to share with your entire neighborhood, but that one person you share your blessings with might end up sharing Christ to the entire city.
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Covered & Kept Ministries