// Jesus defeated the darkness, He has never lost a battle. He is the only healer, His love will never fail, and all my belief dares to defeat every lie. //

Never Lost: Ramp Worship feat. Catherine Mullins

Your last mistake doesn’t have to define your current future with Christ.

Welcome, Chasers!!

We’ve done it! Another series in the books. I hope you’ve got a little freer. Most importantly I hope you’ve felt loved. We’ve been through many lies.

Some of the lies are based with truth and that makes them hurt and more believable. What I mean by that is shown in this example. There was a woman who was the talk of the town. Once married, she has now become the town whore. At least that’s what people assume.

This example shows us, that yes this woman may be making choices we wouldn’t make, however, Christ releases this truth. You are loved.

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”

‭‭I John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So what does this example prove? That we make mistakes or chose to live in this lifestyle. Where’s the hope? There is no way out, right?

“A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

If we begin here. Let walk with this woman and see if she ever received hope. So the people of Samaria and Jews did not coexist. They were not shown grace or mercy. A male and woman of these respected cultures were not seen together. No way. No how.

“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.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Sometimes it’s not an issue of sin. But a lack of knowledge of hope. If you never knew hope was an option for you, how do you expect to live free? If that door has always seemed shut, how can you open it without the key?

“Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The simplicity of hope came in the form of a man named Jesus. We think about all He has done for us. The love poured out for us. The joy and hope only He can bring. Jesus offers it freely. This woman now comes to a choice of a continued life of isolation or a life free from human opinion.

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He. ”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:23-24, 26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Jesus now reveals who He is. Built-in relationship. He had just called her out for the things she’s done. But instead of ridicule, He opens His arms to say, “you deserve better.” Not, they deserve better. He made this moment about her. For her.

So what can we learn from this? Our good experience or sin people will know. It doesn’t go away from the minds of people. But it can be forgiven. Then God has forgotten it. It’s as if it never happened to the one who really matters.

People are cruel. They will tear someone down someone quicker for the reason of bringing themselves up. With Christ, you bring people up with you.

In this final lie exposed. What happened yesterday doesn’t have to be your last breath. It does not stop the goodness of God over and in your life. Repentance frees you. It releases you into hope.

Will, you chose Christ?

Even if nothing has clicked or you’re still dealing with something in your life. Chose Jesus. Jesus can show you better than any article, video, sermon, etc. ever could. He is the embodiment of hope to be released. The light shining brightly for all to see. Darkness is just the absence of light. When you bring that light back, the darkness has to flee.

Join us next week as we enter into blog series 5. I wish I had a catchy quote or something to give you. But I honestly am at a blank for what our next journey will entail. Stay tuned.

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