She Went…

She was a distant acquaintance at first, someone we knew from afar. We thought she was so different from us, yet the more we got closer to this Samaritan woman the more we saw ourselves in her life: her feelings of being marginalized, her pursuits of materialism, her feeding off a false faith leaving her malnourished.

Enter Jesus.

What happened next in a matter of minutes can only be explained by a supernatural act of God. She put down all those decades of hurts and wounds, all those superficial meaningless patterns in life that left her dry and empty time after time. Everything changed. Her worth. Her wealth. Her wonder staring into the eyes of the Promised One. The Messiah. He’s come. He’s here! Living water entered her soul and then it happened…

She Went.

She put down her water jar right there…at the feet of Jesus…in an expression to say I’m putting my trust in you and I’ll be back.

She went and told her villagers…the ones she loved and the ones she didn’t. She told everyone because the news had to be shared. She couldn’t hold it inside. Living water had to come out.

She became Jesus’ messenger. A Gentile woman – who many theologians call the first evangelist. The response was overwhelming. John 4:39 says, “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.'”

Our turn.

At the Well Fed event on October 18, we were challenged to put down those wounds, distorted desires, and false faith to become His Messenger. (You can watch the message here.)

The most loving act you can do for someone else is to share the ultimate love story in loving ways. Your God story leads to sharing the gospel.

The message is simple.

God.

Sin.

Jesus.

Choice.

God created us because He loves us. Our poor choices (sin) separated us from God. God didn’t want us to stay separated. Jesus came to take our consequences and defeat death. We have a choice to keep our sin (our poor choices and consequences) or turn from them and put our faith and trust in Jesus as the Forgiver and Leader of our Life. Then, living water enters our soul and new life begins.

We hope and pray each woman who attended Well Fed shares the gospel with a non-believer. When you do, we want to celebrate. Sign your name on the She Went board (on display at the Hodges Campus). Several of you have already shared and signed and you’ve encouraged the rest of us to go.

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We’ll give you time.  We’ll be looking for your name…and cheering you on!

You are so loved,

Susan

P.S. If you shared the gospel and are not at the Hodges campus, please enter your name in the comments and we’ll add your name to the board.

P.P.S. If you put your faith and trust in Jesus for the first time at Well Fed, please let us know. We have a gift for you. We can also help you take next steps in your relationship with God.


11953519_1897125350511728_3716059687598039577_o{This post was written by Susan Freese, who leads the women’s ministry at Chets Creek Church. She is married to her college sweetheart, Brett, and they have two perpetually bouncy little men who keep them hopping from one sport to another. In 2006, she left her corporate career to answer the call to re-launch in the women’s ministry through Chets Creek Church. She also founded All In Ministries International to serve women across the world. Susan is passionate to see women know Christ and be changed by Him in a way that will change the world.}

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