21 Days Fast & Pray - Day 7 : The Great Commission
A. Devotion - John 4:35-38
There is no better example in Scripture than Jesus when we think of reaching souls who have yet to know our Father. When we read the Gospels, there is no denying that our Saviour was single minded in His mission on earth.
In today's reading taken from John 4, we see Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman. She was surprised that a Jew would talk to her. However, Jesus knew that He needed to talk to her in order "to do the will of Him who sent me".
I am sure we have asked ourselves the common question, "What is God's will for my life?" We struggle to comprehend what God wants us to do and where He wants us to go. After Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at the well, the disciples found Jesus and they urged Him to eat. Jesus answered them simply: "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work." Jesus went on to say that the fields "are ripe for harvest" (v. 35). he then made a distinction between a sower and a reaper all through the gospels, we see Jesus sowing the seeds of Truth, yet it was the disciples who did the reaping.
Maybe today, you are asking God what His will is for your life Jesus answers this clearly, that is, to do the work set out before us. Sow. Keep sowing. Keep watering. You do not know when that seed will grow into a beautiful tree that will reap a harvest.
B. Application / Self-reflection
- What did the woman at the well do when she heard that Jesus is the Messiah?
- Whose life can you sow into today?