What are you constantly thirsty for? What’s the habit or person or behavior you’ve returned to repeatedly—always dipping your bucket and yet coming up dry? And what difference should it make that Jesus has offered you his living water?
On Season One of Live Like It’s True, we’re discussing the True Stories of Jesus. Mary DeMuth joins me to discuss the story from John 4 of Jesus meeting the Woman at the Well.
Guest: Mary DeMuth
Bible Passage: John 4:1-30 NLT, The Samaritan Woman at the Well
Freebie: Live Like It’s True Workbook
Featured Resource: The Day I Met Jesus co-authored by Mary DeMuth
Music: Cade Popkin Music
Mary DeMuth is an international speaker, literary agent, podcaster, and the author of over forty books, including The Day I Met Jesus.
Mary loves to help people re-story their lives. She lives in Texas with her husband of 30 years and is the mom to three adult children. Be prayed for on her daily prayer podcast with 2 million downloads: Pray Everyday podcast.
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Retelling: The Woman at the Well
Live Like It’s True
Here are some ways to live like this story from John 4 is true.
- When Jesus said, “Go get your husband,” it was because he wanted to have a forthright conversation with the woman at the well about her sin and her thirst. I shouldn’t try to hide something from Jesus, because he already knows. What do I need to have an honest conversation with him about?
- The woman went to the well at noon to avoid contact with others. But then she ran back to the village, exclaiming, “Come meet the man who told me everything I ever did!” See that exclamation point at the end of John 4:29 NLT? She was excited, not ashamed, so he must have conveyed these things without shaming her. What am I ashamed of? How would I live differently if I truly believed Jesus knows about my sin, yet still wants to have a conversation with me, and offer me eternal life?
- Jesus revealed to the woman that He was the Messiah and it changed everything for her. How have I responded to the Messiah? Have I bent my knee, and lived like it’s true that He is the Anointed One of God?