When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” John 4:7
The thing that I love about Jesus is that he was always ready. If I were tired, and sitting there at the well, I might have zoned out. I might have made excuses to myself why I shouldn’t talk to the woman who came. Even if I was thirsty, I might have had this negativity, like, “Here I am thirsty, and there’s only a Samaritan woman, so I’m just going to have to suffer.”
But Jesus sees this woman like, “Here is who God brought to me today. Let me ask her for water and see what happens next.”
Two days ago, I decided to go on a date with God all day long. I love doing this!! So I’m doing it every day. Yesterday, I went to the grocery story, and since God and I were on a date together, it was a whole different experience. I remarked to one woman how pretty the sunflowers were that she was buying. She agreed, in delight, and we shared a laugh. Another woman started talking to me about what was on the shelf, and we chatted for a minute. I bought some shrimp at the seafood department, and because of my friendly interest, the man behind the counter gave me some cooking tips for it. I joked with the check out clerk and ended up inviting her to church.
I don’t know when I’ve had so many interactions in the grocery store! And it all felt so natural. If I had gone in there with the intent to share, it would have been different. I would have been focused on performing.
But in this case, I was like, “God, let’s just enjoy interacting with whoever is in our path today.”
Maybe that’s how Jesus was when he met the Samaritan woman.
He certainly believed that God was with him. He knew that God was working. And he was ready to work with God on whatever God was doing.
Paul said in I Cor. 3:9, “For we are God’s fellow workers.” This is a great picture!! We don’t just work alone for God, we work with him. And since we love him so much, it’s a sweet adventure to work together.
Let’s have a sweet adventure today. And if it’s not so sweet, if we face trials, battling them together with God is a good fight.