Have you seen yourself lately?

As Jesus took His disciples on an educational tour of Caesarea Philippi, where there were sites for the worship of the Greek god Pan, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”    So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”    He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”    Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Mat 16:13 -18 

Both Peter and Jesus declared who the other person was.  Jesus said “You rightly said I’m the Christ and I’m saying that you Peter, are a rock.  I’m telling you who you are and on what, I can build my church!  You perceive me in truth and I want you to perceive who you truly are too!”  The church can be built when it sees itself right.  Have you seen yourself lately?  You’re a world changer; someone on whom Jesus can build His church. Of course you’re not Peter but if you also don’t perceive what He has made you, God will be restricted in your life and situation too.

At Jacobs well, Jesus was the Well with a capital W. As He sat on the “well throne,” He knew who He was and what He could give.  Jesus said if you knew who it is talking to you, you would ask and He would give you.  Jesus saw himself and others with perfect vision. Jesus saw the women at the well not as one that was dirty but one that was thirsty. Not as an immoral women on the bottom rung of society but He perceived her to be an evangelist; a divine witness and a well springing up into a river of life to her community. A blessing! She came for a bucket full and left as a river full. Jesus always sees you more correctly than you see yourself.

Friend, if we see Him correctly we would ask Him and He will give to us. If we can see ourselves correctly, when we leave His throne room we will see ourselves as a river of life ever filled by the One from whom we asked and received the Water of Life.

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