God's grace,His presence and His POWER have been completely overwhelming me. Almost in a tangible way, where I can feel HIM pressing in to me. I have asked for simply MORE..MORE of Jesus. He needed to do a little work in this area called GRACE...giving Grace exactly. I began to see ways that I withold grace from certain people, in my own way. Often not too noticable, but it's there....He has given me new eyes to see those around me that need this grace and love spoken over them. This spoke to me and brought me to my knees!
Jesus dealt with the woman at the well without ever dealing directly with the issue of her living with a man who was not her husband. If I were Jesus, I would have made sure she understood the importance of getting out of that relationship of making things right. But in recording the story, the Holy Spirit seems to say to any who question this,"That's none of your business. You don't need to know whether Jesus dealt directly with that issue or not." Could this be because, knowing this woman had had five husands and was liviing wth a man to whom she as not married, she would have obviously been branded as an immoral woman whose only option to survive financially was thorugh prostitution? Could it be that Jesus was saying, "What the religious are concerned about, I'm not all that concerned about. And what the religious aren't concerned about, namely LOVE, concerns me to the utmost?" (John Courson's Application Commentary, New Testament)
I read this a few days ago, have shared it with many...I can't shut up about what HE has revealed to me. It's not my job to "help" them see their sin, It's my job to love them to Jesus and the Holy Spirit will do the rest! P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L!!