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Posted on January 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM

John 4:4 “But He needed to go through Samaria.” NKJV

Loved Ones,

In John 4, we see our Lord travel through Samaria.This may not mean much to us, but in that time, the hatred between Jews and Samaritans was legendary. Despite the cultural issues around Him, Jesus continues His journey through Samaria because there was a 'need'. What could be so important that Jesus had to go through Samaria? Why would Jesus walk through hostile territory? Simple. There was a woman in Samaria who was burdened with sin and shame, and Jesus had the answer to her problem. Friends, this should be our hearts desire - to be like Jesus. We should be willing to face possible hardship in order to reach others with the Gospel and God's Living Water.

Matthew 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. NKJV 

The action of sharing our faith is not an option for those who claim Jesus as Lord. We are told in Matthew 28 to 'go' and there is no exception found in that verse. The ultimate goal of any believer is to serve our Master and spread His Word, and as we do, we may see this world changed one soul at a time. Pray today that God would bring someone to you who you can share His love with. It may seem like an impossible task, but as you step out in obedience, God will take you where you need to go to share with someone who needs to hear.

Walking your faith? Sharing your faith is not an option, it is a command. Shalom!

ABBA, Father God, 
Thank You for forgiveness and grace. Father, help me to not only admire Your goodness, but to share it with a world in need. Grant me opportunities to share with my family, friends and others around me today. Grant me Your words and guide me by Your Spirit. In Jesus' precious name. Amen.

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