"I'm Too Tired..."

December 15, 2010

“I’m Too Tired…”

Blessings Folk,

Too often we forget...or we never really consider...that when the Lord took on the form of man that he experienced all we do.

Phil 2:5-8
5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Yesterday we began looking at John 4.
We saw how the Lord treated the woman he encountered at the well.
Let us look at some details.

John 4:1-7

1 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John

2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee.

4 And He had to pass through Samaria.

5 So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph;

6 and Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

7 There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "
Give Me a drink."

Note the setting of the encounter.

Jesus knew that the Pharisees had heard about His making and baptizing disciples...more than John.

He knew the Pharisees would interpret Him as a “threat”...even more than John, who was despised.

The time for confrontation was not yet.

Jesus therefore left Judea and headed toward Galilee.

He did not use the circuitous route favored by the Jews who despised the Samaritans.

Jesus pressed straight through.

He arrives in the Samaritan city of Sychar...tired, wearied, thirsty.

He was like us.
He hungered.
He thirsted.
He grew weary.
He needed to rest...it was high noon.

Yet, this stood not in the way of the Kingdom.

We will see more later...for today, think on this.

How often do we use weariness as an excuse to ignore need?
How often do we say “I’ll do it later”?
How often do we miss Divine Moments because we “are tired”?
How often do we take the easy, acceptable circuitous route rather than pressing on?
How often do we fail to seize the moment in the Spirit, setting aside the needs of the flesh?

Let us be especially sensitive to the move of the Spirit during this season of the year.

Who knows what the Lord might do?
Who knows what He desires?

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