BY REV.DORAL PULLEY
Scripture – “He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38).”
Denial – “I do not thirst for things which do not satisfy me.”
Affirmation – “I AM the living water.”
While thirsty at Jacob’s well, Jesus met a Samaritan woman. When he asked her for water from the well, she reminded him of the segregation and discrimination between the Jews and the Samaritans. Because Jesus was in touch with the I AM of his being, he was able to connect with the woman on an I AM level that transcended racial tension and prejudice.
When we are in touch with the I AM of our being, we too are able to connect with the Christ in other people and see them as our brothers and sisters regardless of age, race, gender, orientation, physical and mental challenges, educational level, socio-economics status, religious belief, criminal background, family dynamics or any other seeming difference.
As a result of connecting with the woman on the spiritual dimension, he was able to empower her go within and discover the I AM of her own being. Once she discovered the I AM, she was no longer dependent on external, shallow wells to quench her thirst. She was able to find fulfillment and satisfaction deep within her own well, herself. She was so excited about her I AM discovery that she shared it with others and transformed a city.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity of Midtown, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.