The coast off-site is going really well; I’m thankful for all of you who are praying for us. We have a great staff team and I’m honored that God would chose me to lead them. My biggest take-out yesterday was the thought that it’s lonely at the top. Every kingdom leader needs to stay connected to God, because there are times what God has called them to do will go against the flow of the culture, and few will walk with them or understand. At such times it’s so easy to throw in the towel and want to fit in and be like everyone else. I’m praying every one of these amazing team members will stay connected to God and to each other this year.
So, back to John… today’s reading was about the woman at the well, another story I’m quite familiar with. It’s an amazing story about Jesus crossing barriers of ethnicity, gender and religion to share about Father’s love. And about a woman who no one thought well of, and yet who ended up bringing hope to her family and town. What grabbed me was Jesus’ phrase in verse 34, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work’.
Lord, I sense this is one lesson you want me to learn this year. How to be so sold out to you that the satisfaction of carrying out your commands is more important to me than even material blessing. And I pray that today, before I enter into any conversation or make any decision, you would remind me to ask for your wisdom and direction. AMEN