Last Sunday, the story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in John chapter 4 motivated me. The Holy Spirit spoke through Dr. Jeff with passion and conviction as I was challenged, encouraged, and spurred on to fall more in love with our Savior. Jesus was speaking to the woman and said, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water” John 4:10 (ESV).

What a glorious Savior we have that He grants us access to Living Water in the midst of our failures. I must confess: it’s easy for me to take the Living Water that is being offered to me for granted.  It’s easy to let the words of God sit on my bookshelf and collect dust.  The beauty of the Bible is that it has life-giving power.  It has the power to take my faith and ignite it.  The Bible has the power to be used as a weapon against attacks from the enemy, just as Jesus used it when He was tempted.  The Bible has the power to resonate deep within our souls, reveal to us our sinfulness, and spur us into a more intimate love with Jesus.

Dr. Jeff said in his sermon that “We need to understand what God’s word is, before it can be Life-Giving Truth in our lives.”  My prayer for First Denton is that we fully recognize God’s word to be the only source of Life-Giving Truth. This means that we prioritize it in our homes and that we meditate on it day and night. It gave life to the woman at the well and it has the ability to do the same for us.

Grant McKay

January 30, 2018