November 19, 2018

Devotional



Powerful Love!

Do you know who the first woman evangelist was? Believe it or not, it was the Samaritan woman at the well in John, Chapter 4.

In those days, no woman in her right mind went to a well outside of town at high noon unless she had a very good reason. This lady apparently had a good reason. As Jesus disclosed, she had already had five husbands and wasn't married to the man with whom she was living. Her "lifestyle" left her rejected and shunned.

But, after she met Jesus, she became so excited that she went racing back to tell everybody in town about Him. Why? What cord did He strike deep within her that caused such an amazing reaction? The answer lies in her own words. She said, "'Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?' Then they went out of the city and came to Him" (John 4:29, NKJV).

What she was actually saying was, "There's a man over there who knows every filthy, terrible thing I ever did. But, although He knows everything about me, He still accepts me! Someone with love that powerful must be the Christ!"

Can you imagine meeting someone who knows all about you, yet accepts you no matter what you've ever been or done! What a powerful force unconditional acceptance is! Be reminded that Jesus accepts you in this same way tonight. You are free to accept true love?

God loves you and wants to answer your prayer. Say this prayer with me:

Heavenly Father, thank you for the fact that, even knowing everything about me, You totally accept me. Let me experience the power of Your total acceptance tonight! As You showed me through the woman at the well, it's not what I am or have been, but it's Your unconditional acceptance that frees me and empowers me to proclaim to those who have rejected me that Your Son is the Christ! In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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