"but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Are you familiar with1 Corinthians 7: 10-11? It states “To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.”
This scripture haunted me for years. It is why I lived in a state of hopelessness, I believed I would not inherit the “Kingdom of God”. It is why I have created www.tellingmystory.ca, I want to share what God has revealed to me regarding married/divorced believers.
You see, I am just like the woman at the well; Jesus knew of her five husbands and yet still offered her the gift of living water, Jesus said “whoever drinks of the water that I shall give will never thirst; the water I give will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life”. The woman at the well accepted that gift saying “give me this water, that I may thirst no more”
God's gift of Jesus Christ's sacrifice has removed us from the penalty of the law. He has covered that penalty through His son's shed blood and now, with all our sins of the past forgiven, we can receive that gift and live in His blessings for a new future in Him where we will thirst no more.
Just as the woman at the well, with her five divorced husbands in her past, was offered the gift of eternal life, so are we.
Praying this freedom from the penalty of the law opens your hearts to a future of hope.
If Her Sins are Forgiven, are not Mine?
I often think about that Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well.
What was it like for her? She had a shameful history; a tainted past. Not socially accepted by her peers. Rejected. Deemed an adulteress by many. A sinner destined for eternal separation from God.
She sets her plans for the day. It’s high noon, the sun is hot and while others are resting through the heat of the day, she heads to the well. It’s a daily trip made usually in the coolness of the morning, a social part of a woman’s day. But for her it’s not. For her it was a dreaded part of her day. It was a time she chose to be alone rather than shamed... read more