Daily Devotion Saturday, January 25

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Psalm 56; Genesis 12:9-13:1; Hebrews 7:18-28 and John 4:27-42

John 4:27-42 – 39Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I have ever done.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed because of his word. 42They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Savior of the world.”

First the woman went and told whom she had met and many believed and came. Then they and many more believed because of Jesus’ word. She and they believed in the one who would be the Savior of the world.

When we did the “Unbinding the Gospel” study at Community Presbyterian Church what stood out to me was the author encouraging us to know our own story of faith and share it with others.

What is your story of faith? The woman at the well’s story was about how Jesus knew everything about her and how he revealed his love to her.

My story is how I first experienced God’s greatness in the mountains of Colorado and then experienced Jesus as I was raised in the church. Jesus and God’s love became real to me as I experienced it through members of the church, the youth group, going on mission trips. I still experience Jesus’ presence and love as I serve the Christ through His church. The church and the people of the church aren’t perfect. We simply have and are experiencing the love of God given us through Christ. We want to share this love with others.

How have you experienced the living Christ? What’s your story, your testimony? I’d enjoy hearing it. Others probably would also.

The woman experienced the love of Christ and then invited others to come and see. So may we share God’s love with others and invite them to come and experience the love God has for them.

O God, you have been real to me for many years. I don’t often share my story with others. Help me do just this, for it’s not my story, it is how you have worked the miracle of your love within me and now seek to share your love through me. Help me share my story, help us share our story, which can help others experience and have their own testimony of your love. Amen.

Psalm 56 – 9c This I know, that God is for me.
10  In God, whose word I praise,
in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11  in God I trust; I am not afraid.

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