“So the woman left her water jar and went away into town…Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, ‘Rabbi, eat.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the disciples said to one another, ‘Has anyone brought him something to eat?’ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.’”
God’s work is more important than my work!
Jesus’ life was a powerful example of this value. The disciples had no sense of urgency about God’s work. “There is plenty of time to get busy with that in the future,” they said. But Jesus said, “Look around you! Can’t you see how many people need the work of God in their lives? Get busy with God’s work!”
Putting God’s work first doesn’t mean that you quit your job or change your profession. It means that whatever you are doing, you are looking for ways to minister spiritually into the lives of the people around you.
God wants to reach into the lives of people you know today. Are you available for him to use you in those people’s lives?
Who, like this woman, is ‘sitting by the well’ in your life? Who has a thirsty heart?