Friday, March 29, 2013

A Broken Jar Leaking Jesus


Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

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Five Minute Friday

The story of the Samaritan woman at the well grabbed hold of me this week and has yet to let go. This woman who began her day as any other. More than likely she was shunned by others due to her many marriages, so she would go to the well when others weren't there. Hiding herself so she wouldn't be seen. And when she arrives, there is Jesus. He does something that has to shock her - asks her for a drink. She might've had to do a double take thinking He couldn't possibly be talking to her. 

Then He begins to share with her about quenching her thirst with living water. She was bold enough to ask questions of Him. Was it because she so longed not to be thirsty anymore? Knowing that nothing had filled her? Thinking that if she could be filled, she wouldn't have to come to that well anymore?

Then Jesus tells her about her life. He sees her. There was no judgement there. He knows. Acknowledging her. She pushed Him away with words of religion. He pulled her in with words of salvation. She had heard about the Messiah to come and He said "I am He." Imagine how overwhelming it must have been. Not only did this man speak to her when no one else would, but He saw her and knew her. There is something so powerful about being seen and known. This moment with Jesus changed everything.

She came for water and encountered Jesus.
Going into the town not even thinking of the mistreatment or judgement she could experience - that she had experienced. All she could do after meeting Jesus was tell everyone about Him and that they should come meet Him too.
She became a broken jar filled to overflow that leaked Jesus on everyone around her.
Her life the sermon.

Are you leaking Jesus on those around you?

Blessings,

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! Blessings!

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  2. I love this...what a beautiful picture of spreading His love to everyone. Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a blessed Easter, friend! :)

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    1. Thanks you friend! I just love this story about a life changed when least expected. In the midst of a regular day she encountered Jesus and was forever changed. Beautiful. Blessings!

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  3. Thank you Wendy for reminding us about how moments before Jesus are where life begins & stays full. May he wipe away all our shame & give us some love to gush about!!

    Fellow blogger, Rachel from www.creativelyredeemingher.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yes Rachel! That we may be filled to overflow! Blessings!

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  4. This is one of my favorite stories of the Bible. It gives such hope - and how we should look at broken people through Jesus' eyes. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Mine too! I just love how He showed up in the midst of her ordinary day and changed everything. Blessings!

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  5. I Definitely enjoy recognizing her very nature was changed - from timid avoider of the people, to a woman who goes right into the middle of town, telling everyone about this man. She didn't need to know every right word to say - simply sharing what He had done/spoken to her life was enough...may we follow such an example. :)

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    1. She just couldn't contain herself. She was bursting with Him. So love the story of this woman. Blessings!

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  6. Thank you for this reminder that when we're broken, we can still leak Jesus to others.

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    1. It is through the cracks of our brokenness that His light can shine through. Blessings.

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  7. What a good way to picture it...broken to leak out Jesus.

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  8. I love this story--Jesus gives her hope and saves her life from how it seems broken . . . beyond fixable. The next time we are at Target, we will see a women at the well or maybe we might even BE the woman at the well . . . will we be a blessing or pick up stones? Will we "leak Jesus" or are we too busy?

    Be Blessed.

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    1. Oh Renee...how I love the challenge in that. Will we meet that woman at the well? Will we be that blessing and share Jesus with her? LOVE THAT! Blessings!

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  9. Oh now this was so lovely! Leaking Jesus... Oh that is my praye Wendy - that he would leak out of my brokeness. Wow! Just Wow your words have blessed this morning.

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    1. Thank you so much Tonya. Hers was a story that just hasn't let go of me. I want to leak like that...bravely and boldly. Unable to contain what He knows. Blessings.

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  10. "She came for water and encountered Jesus." Oh this all was so wonderful! You have a way with words Wendy. I am blessed by your post and your unfailing encouragement each #fmfparty. :) It was good to *see you last night, even for a moment before I had to fall to slumber. May your Good Friday resound in peace.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Leigh. Your kind words bless me so, sweet friend. I look forward to chatting with you at our next FMFParty! Blessings!

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  11. I love that phrase ...leaking Jesus. Oh how I desire to leak Jesus to those I come in contact with. May the fragrance of Jesus spread to all we encounter today. Beautiful post!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie! That is so my desire as well...to leak Him on all those I encounter. Blessings and much love friend!

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  12. I love the story of the woman at the well and use it when I share my testimony. I part that has always gotten me it she comes carrying the weight of her jars and on a normal day would leave with an even heavier burden. Yet this day was different. She left her jars behind, she left her burdens behind. Jesus does the same for us all.

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    1. Yes Amy! Yes! So love this! Blessings!

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  13. I love this. Thank you. Leaking Jesus.

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    1. Thanks so much Kristin! Blessings!

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  14. Great thought provoking words . . . I pray I am leaking everywhere!!! I want to leak His life giving water to all. Lord, help me leak only YOU!!

    http://positivelyalene.com

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    1. Thanks so much Alene! Blessings friend!

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  15. As always - sweet friend - Beautiful! Yes - Leaking Jesus... fill up - and leak out - wherever you go! Love this- and you! Happy Easter!

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    1. Oh my sweet friend...how I always love seeing you here and am so very blessed by your encouragement. Thankful for you today and every day. Blessings and much love.

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  16. My prayer is to leak Jesus everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

    Would love to have you link this great article up at Give Me the Goods link party:
    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Oh my prayer too friend. Thank you so much. Blessings.

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  17. "She pushed Him away with words of religion. He pulled her in with words of salvation."

    Oh glorious, glorious God - our King and Savior - Christ the Lord!

    Janelle Marie
    gracecalling.net

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    1. Amen and amen sister! How perfect is His timing in being there to meet her at the well. Blessings.

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  18. Ah, sweet sister! I have always loved this story and what it shows us about Jesus! But, I love your emphasis on her perspective. And her life the sermon? Leaking Jesus on everyone around her? LOVE that! And I pray right by your side that my life would overflow with Him- that in all of my brokenness, He would receive the glory!

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    1. Love that we are praying this prayer together sweet friend! Yes! All glory to Him! Blessings and much love!

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  19. Great question.
    I am so trying to do that. Asked 2 different people to come with us to church on Sunday. One said - great. The other wants to come another time. God is leading me to ask.
    Beautiful post - Encountering Jesus.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com
    Following you at Playdates.

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    1. How fantastic that you're inviting people to come to church! I have heard it said that most people would come, but rarely if ever are invited. Love that you are following His lead to ask. Blessings friend.

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  20. Leaking Jesus on those around us...I just love that Wendy...may it be so in me. Have a blessed Easter, friend.

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    1. Thank you friend. Yes may it be so in all of us that have been forever changed by Him. Blessings.

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  21. Her life the sermon. These words will stick for a while. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. Don't our actions often speak louder than our words? Praying that my life would be all the sermon He needs to speak to all those I encounter. Blessings.

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  22. Dear Wendy
    You just stole my heart with your description of how this broken woman tried to push our Lord away through religion, but how He ravished her heart with His salvation and love!! Don't we all at some stage, even unknowingly, try to push Him away with religion? Visiting via Emily's! I just loved this post. My favorite of all yours I have read so far.
    Much love to you XX
    Mia

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    1. Oh Mia thank you for your sweet words friend. Oh how many times I have pushed Him away in the same way she did. And He just kept pursuing me with such passion. Blessings and much love.

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  23. leaking Him, that is my prayer
    thank you!

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  24. I'm this far behind in my reading, but am so thankful I persisted!
    Yes...I LOVE this story...and was so amazed at how much the post I did about it over a year ago is so similar to yours. #Kindred, I tell you!

    Friend, I better be leaking Him. If I'm not, you let me know, okay? {HUGs}

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  25. what sweet gentle conviction to leak jesus on this cold and rainy day. I will stay with these words a good long while. Beautiful friend. Thank you for speaking this into my life. This will be the prayer of my heart.

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  26. I love this post Wendy, and featured it at the link up today. I missed seeing your face, thanks for sharing your heart with me and the online community.
    Have a great day!

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