The past sins of the Samaritan woman haunted her every day. She couldn’t draw water from the well in the cool of the morning like the rest of the women because of their scornful looks. She had to go in the heat of the day to avoid everyone. It was on one of these occasions she encountered Jesus who changed the trajectory of her life. Jesus showed her that He was the source of life she was looking for.
“Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
How We Should Worship
Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well gives us great insight into how we should worship. There was a debate between the Jews and Samaritans over which mountain was more holy, the one the Jews worshiped on or the one the Samaritans did. Jesus corrected them both by telling her it wasn’t about the place but the person they worshipped. When you worship Jesus, He gives you living water in your soul that quenches the deepest thirst.
The number one priority of every Christian is to worship Jesus. To worship is to give worth to the one who is worthy. Jesus is worthy of everything we have because of the great sacrifice He made. So you offer up praise in the songs you sing, you adore Him during your time of prayer, you honor Him with your offerings. The list goes on and on. Worship should be so ingrained in your heart that it comes out automatically.
The Source of Life
When your heart is set on Jesus, it is aligned to the springs of living water. This sustains our spirit when everything around us is bleak. You can push through life’s challenges because your will and purpose are tied to the living God. Give the Lord praise and glory for who He is, not for what you want Him to do. Find your strength and rest in the living waters of your Savior.