4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?”
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
33 Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. 35 Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
God desires that our hearts be renewed toward His mission to reach the lost.
Jesus modeled the importance of fasting to his disciples. He desired his disciples to hunger for God rather than hungering for the things of this world. Fasting became the expression of their priorities, passions and actions aligning with God and His mission.
Blog PostA HUNGER FOR GOD AND HIS MISSION: PART 2 – By Dr. Richard Fisher
DO THIS TODAY:
- Show God’s love to someone today
Take 15 minutes during your fast today, pray for a lost friend, co-worker, family member, and then take a step toward showing them God’s love. Is there a small, simple thing you could do today to express the love of Christ. Consider sending a text, making a phone call, writing a letter, offering a word of encouragement, small act of service to another.
Join us next week on May 3rd for the wrap up of the Fasting Group
-Thursday Morning at 7:00am group
-Thursday Morning 10:00am group *childcare provided
-Thursday Night at 7:00pm