When we walk into Change, heaviness is sure to come. Satan wants nothing but to slave you with something. It’s important while stepping into devotion, we put on praise as a clothing durning the season of heaviness. For example the woman at the well, dragging the weight of pots just to drag it back with her. This is a symbol of past and present situations that hold you down.
Ever feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Sin weighs us down and nothing we do can take that weight off of us. It is so easy to get caught up in our sin and lose sight of our Savior. Here’s the good news: God wants to give us a new life.
The Samaritan woman Jesus met in John 4 was weighed down by sin. She was weighed down by her five ex-husbands and the new man she was living with. To have one ex-husband at this time was scandalous enough. To have five made her an outcast. The fact that this woman was living with a man she wasn’t married to and getting water during the hottest part of the day were good indicators that she was done playing by society’s rules. She didn’t want to hear what anyone had to say and she had all but given up.
Jesus met this woman where she was. Using the well water as a metaphor, Jesus offered her a new life, and love that would fulfill her forever (John 4:14). After meeting Jesus, the Samaritan woman was so changed that she ran into town and told everyone about her encounter.
Jesus knows everything we’ve done and will ever do. He doesn’t want us to try to fix our lives. Jesus wants us to accept His gift of salvation and follow Him. In doing so, He’ll give us a new life, a life greater than the one we imagine for ourselves.
1) What’s weighing you down today? Confess it to Jesus. He can handle it.
2) How do you respond when you make a mistake? What’s the difference between hiding it or fixing it and confessing it?
3) The woman at the well couldn’t wait to tell people about the man who knew everything about her and loved her anyway. Who do you need to share the gospel with or invite to church?