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Thankful In and Out of Season

The woman at the well’s story (John 4:26) always seems to amaze me. She had an encounter with You Lord that I don’t know I would consider positive. I imagine being at a coffee shop and going up for a refill. You appear behind me and ask for a refill but You don’t have a cup to drink from. I apologize for taking a while, and mention that I will be out of Your way soon and then Lord you can refill Your cup, and You say, “If I knew who was asking, I would ask You for the drink that restores energy….coffee will lose its effectiveness but Your drink will sustain my energy for life.” Intrigued I ask, “What is this drink You have. I would love to stop spending these prices.” Now you get personal and ask me to go get my husband. I tell You I am not married and You basically point out how promiscuous I have been. I can imagine that nervous feeling wondering how You knew that, but Lord, I can’t imagine the feeling of thankfulness and humility this woman had. And then to go and tell other people, pointing out my lack of living according to Your word. This is what I need, Lord. After this season of thanksgiving is over, let me not go back to my old self. Let me be changed. Let me be different. Help me to be humble and thankful in season and out.

Col. 3:15, Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

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