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B Moments, spirit and truth

Wherever You Are, Worship in Spirit and Truth

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 4:24 (NLT)

Today, I am reminding us about the importance of worshiping in truth and in spirit.

We are approaching summer, and I must say that I am so grateful that June is finally here. This is the time of year for travel and fun times with family and friends.

With that thought in mind, however, it is also those summer months where we can be most thrown off our routine. This reminds me of the importance of always remembering to worship in spirit and in truth, whether you’re in the comforts of your own home, or you’re off somewhere on vacation.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I’m reminded of the exchange between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Initially, this woman thought Jesus was a prophet, so she began to ask him a lot of questions.

One of the questions she asked was why the Jews insisted that Jerusalem was the only place to worship, while the Samaritans claimed the only place to worship was Mount Gerizim, where their ancestors had worshiped.

Jesus explained to her that a time was coming when it would no longer matter where one worshiped because true believers worshiped the Father in truth and in spirit.

Jesus was teaching us that all of that other stuff that sometimes we may place more emphasis on is immaterial to him. He’s more interested in the fact that when we do come to worship, we do so in truth and in spirit.

This summer, if your schedule is all over the place, just remember these words when you do worship: “For God is spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 (NLT)

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So today, worship in spirit and truth.

B Moments, Easter

Celebrate Easter with the Cup of Living Water

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 3:16 (TLB)

Today is Easter Sunday, and I am rejoicing over God’s living water, that water we can drink from and never thirst again.

We know from the Scriptures that at the time of Jesus’ death, the veil in the temple was ripped from top to bottom. This ripping represented the free and unlimited access people would now have to God due to Christ’s sacrifice. Those people included the Samaritan woman who talked with Jesus at the well.

As the story goes, the Samaritan woman came down to the well with her pail and bucket to fetch water, and Jesus told her that if she turned to him, there was a water that he had, called living water, which would allow her to never thirst again.

Here’s one of the most poignant points in the passage for me. This woman had been married five times and was currently living with a man who was not her husband. However, that was not a barrier to her being able to partake in God’s living water.

When she learned that Christ was the Messiah, she forgot all about the water that she had fetched from the well because all she could focus on was this new living water. Once she learned about her free and unlimited access to the living water, she converted an entire town.

Who do you know who needs to hear that by turning to Christ, they too will have free and unlimited access to this living water? Let us spend the day rejoicing as we remember these words, “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (TLB)

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So today, celebrate your Easter Sunday and drink from the cup of living water.

B Moments, least among us

Blessings Come From the Least Among Us

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Isaiah 55:9 (NLT)

Today, I am thinking about how God will use the least among us to bless us.

I am wrapping up the series on all the ways God works to impact and bless our lives. We’ve talked about how God doesn’t always deliver in our timeframe because He’s blessing us in an even greater way than we originally thought.

We also talked about how God delivers for us under dire circumstances. When we face the greatest opposition, He answers our prayers so His power can be showcased through us.

Finally, God uses those who we believe are the least among us in order to bless us.

I had this thought as I was reflecting on the story of the Samaritan woman. When Jesus met her, he knew she had previously had five husbands and that she was, at that time, living with a man.

However, he still chose to reveal to her that he was the Messiah. She returned to her hometown of Sychar and told everyone there that she had met a man who knew everything about her. In the end, this led to the entire town turning to God.

Therefore, we should be assured that our ways are not God’s ways. We never know which door or person God is going to work through to deliver our next blessing.

Let us be encouraged today to expect blessings from every angle by clinging to these words: “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 (NLT)

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So today, expect blessings from every corner because you never know how or when God will deliver.