Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dialoging with Jesus

Dialoging with Christ
Scripture Reading: John 4:1-38
Then the woman of Samaria said to him, “How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.  (John 4:9 NKJ)
Have you ever carried on a dialog with the Lord Jesus concerning matters of upmost importance? Of course you have! Every believer at some point in his or her life has brought questions, issues, circumstances, relationships, disappointments, grievances, or other requests to the Lord seeking answers and solutions. The dialog usually begins with question words such as: Why? What? How/ When? Where? Are? Does? Would? 
     Many passages in both the Old and New Testaments contain dialogs with God or his Son, Jesus Christ. For Example:
     Abraham carried on a dialog with the angel of the Lord concerning the people in Sodom and Gomorrah, “Would you destroy the righteous with the wicked?
     Miriam and Aaron’s dialog against Moses began with, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us too?’ And the Lord heard it. (Nu. 12:2)
     Gideon’s dialog with the angel of the Lord began with, “O my Lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? (Jud. 6:13)
     Satan’s dialog with God about Job began with an accusatory question, “Have you not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? (Job 1:10)
     The Samaritan woman’s question at Jacob’s well began a dialog over a simple drink of water and the Jew’s relationship to the Samaritan’s but escalated into a discussion over her spiritual emptiness and her need for life giving water. The woman’s estimation of Jesus grew from a simple Jew, to a prophet, and then to a Savior. She left the conversation with the assurance that Jesus was the Messiah.

     When was the last time you carried on a dialog with Jesus? Do you have a troubling question? Take it to the Lord—nothing is too difficult for him. Are you facing a life changing decision? A relational problem? A family issue? A physical need? A job related decision? An uncertain future?  A financial dilemma? Jesus is waiting to dialog with you. He welcomes your questions? There is no problem too great, no issue too complicated, no circumstance too severe, no question too out of order, and no need too great that he can’t meet it. Jesus not only has the answer, but he is the solution to our every need. Trust him! Depend upon him! Go to him! Seek him out—he is right beside you waiting for your call. 

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