September 14, 2019 LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE : TOPIC – A DOOR OF HOPE
THE LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Saturday, September 14, 2019
TOPIC – A DOOR OF HOPE
Read John 4:1-7
1. When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2. (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3. He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4. And he must needs go through Samaria.
5. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
MEMORISE: I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt (Hosea 2:15)
Are you among the people who think that when you fail, God leaves you and only returns when you get your act together? Some people think that they must clean up their lives and overcome all their struggles on their own, before they can come to the presence of God. This is a simple question: do you clean yourself before you take a bath? Of course not! In the same way, God wants you to return to Him just as you are, with all your weaknesses, idiosyncrasies, wrong beliefs, hang-ups, addictions, etc. He is the bath! You don’t have to try to clean yourself up before you come to Him.
You might be asking, “What if the mess I’m in is entirely of my own doing? Can I still just come to God as I am and expect Him to help me?” Yes. Even if your trouble is due to your own wilfulness, carelessness, or stupidity, He is still with you (Heb. 13:5). You are precious in His eyes. Can you imagine living life with the kind of confidence, assurance, and peace that comes when you are truly anchored in this truth?
Today, even if you find yourself in the valley of trouble, know that you will not remain there for long. You will walk through it and not remain or camp there (Psa. 23:4). God is opening a door of hope as He plans to take you out of your Valley of Trouble today. Jesus is your Door of hope! Believe in His love for you and allow Him to lead you to freedom. In His loving presence, you will find forgiveness, healing, and restoration. He will mend your life and transform you from inside out. Just be sincerely ready to own up to your misdeeds, ask for His forgiveness, and be ready to forsake sin (1 Jn. 1:8-10; 2:1,2).
1. Try at this juncture to confess those misdeeds of yours to the Lord, with the resolve never to return to them, again.
2. Pray that the hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ should practically come alive in your life.
3. Pray for those going through hopeless situations, financially, health-wise, academically, maritally, spiritually, etc., that God should visit their situations, promptly.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 141:2 – 145:20; 1 Corinthians 16:1 – 16:22
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE