GOOD NEWS ABOUT KNOWING GOD
John 4:19-26 (ESV) The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”
PERCEPTION // What I see/hear God saying/doing:
It’s a call to the Who of worship and to quit worrying about the where. I spend so much time worrying about where I am that I forget the Who—Jesus. Who is with me is of far greater significance and importance than where I am.
PLAN // What I am going to do about it:
Today I am going to list all the “where(s)” in my life that take my focus away from Jesus. Whatever is keeping my body, mind, or spirit from the Lord is an idol and must go. I am going to ask Jesus to reveal them to me. He tells us to ask for such wisdom. I invite you to do the same—with paper and pencil—and lay them before the Lord.
PRAYER // Seal the deal:
Holy Spirit, expose the truth that will enable me to repent and believe. Amen.