God's Holy Fire: 'The Giver'

Monday, December 16, 2019

Jesus replied [to the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well], "If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water."
— John 4:10 NLT

Key Thought

Over the last several days, we've been looking at Jesus providing living water to those who follow him. This water of life is a readily available blessing. Jesus connects the promise of this living water with the Holy Spirit and says that it will be in us. Jesus' interaction with this Samaritan woman in today's verse reminds us that this water of life, the Holy Spirit, this living water, is not just for Jews or religious leaders. All who come to Jesus can have this great gift. Today's verse anticipates three incredible passages that show the giving of the Holy Spirit to Jews (Acts 2), to Samaritans (Acts 8), and to Gentiles (Acts 10-11). The promise of the Holy Spirit is to all people whom God calls and who respond to Jesus as their Lord and Savior (Acts 2:33-39) — including to you and me. Let's share Jesus so those we love can receive this water of life!

Today's Prayer

O Father, open my eyes to those with whom I need to share Jesus. Help me see the open doors you place before me. Give me the wisdom to know the right timing and help me have the proper attitude, and please give me the right words to say. Father, help me share Jesus so these people can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of John 4:10 NLT — Jesus replied [to the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well], "If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water."

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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