Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Called by God: The Samaritan Woman

"The woman said, 'I know that Messiah' (called Christ) 'is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.'
Then Jesus declared, 'I, the one speaking to you—I am he.'"-John 4:25-26 (NIV)

The Lord wants to speak through women.  Women have gifts that Christ gave to contribute to the church.

For God's gifts and his call can never be withdrawn.-Romans 11:29 (NLT)

In John chapter 4, after Jesus speaks with the Samaritan woman at the well, she goes out and tells her whole town about him.  A woman preaches to the town that Jesus is the Messiah.

"Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 'Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?'"-John 4:28-29 (NIV)

And what happens?

It opens the door for a lot of people to become Believers in that town.  And Jesus stays with them 2 more days.

"Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, 'He told me everything I ever did.' So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, 'We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.'"

The Lord wants to speak through women.


  1. Amen! I love this - He is the one that inspired me to blog, that drew me to a new path in life, one that inspires and encourages. So humbled by that. Thank you for your writing :) - A fellow Peony

  2. Yes, I agree!! I love that you wrote about this. It shocked me once when I spoke to a woman who said she could not teach a Sunday school class in her church. I didn't realize how people differed in their views on this subject.

  3. Wow!!! So weird how I never thought about her preaching. I knew she told people but looked as she was ministering to the town. Good word. Preach it.