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Come See a Man!

I have to confess I struggle with some aspects of social media. I’m thankful for its potential, but the whole idea of using a tool to promote something with my name on it causes me to feel a little queasy. I didn’t even join facebook until this year. And I spent a lot of time in prayer and listening to counsel before I agreed to put my heart in words on this website.

But my husband keeps reminding me that this website, sending out tweets, posting links to my blog posts, is all for the gospel—NOT to promote me or my thoughts—but I’m willing to put it all out there to call people to “Come see a Man!” Wanting to shout His name is easy when I think about what He’s done for me.

It kind of reminds me of the woman I told you about yesterday.The Samaritan woman was so impacted by Jesus that she went running with a message. She had to. She had to share. She couldn’t help inviting people to hear about her encounter with Him!

She couldn’t stop telling people about Jesus. This simple, once shame-filled and rejected woman boldly went into the city to let everyone know about the Christ:

“Come see a man who told me all that I ever did!”

We don’t have the entire conversation in print, just what was recorded in John 4, but I feel sure her life was never the same after her encounter with Jesus. She was changed and the people of Sychar could see it. Her new life and words were so persuasive that the townspeople came in droves to the well to hear Jesus speak.

And the result?

“Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.”

He ended up staying there two days and many more people believed in Him as a result of listening to Him speak. A whole town was impacted. A people group that was considered inferior by the surrounding world was sought out by Christ to enter into a love relationship with Him.

And it started when one woman responded to His offer of living water. It was like a fire in her bones, she could not keep silent about Him. That is how I feel and that’s why I write, tweet, and send out calls to the facebook world to: “Come see a Man!”

Will you join me?

Can you keep silent or are you aching to call out to the world and invite them to see Him?

7 Comments

  • Jen Griffin

    “If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” ― John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life Study Guide

    May your joy be full as you serve God! He has called you to this. Make Him famous!

  • Kay

    That exclamation from the Samaritan woman at the well has resonated with me as well. I also love Psalm 66:16 where the psalmist says, “Come and hear, all who fear God, and I will tell of what He has done for my soul.” That has also become one of my motivating scriptures as I have “built my platform.” It reminds me that I am simply building a platform so I can stand on it and speak of what my God has done for me. I hear your heart and echo your sentiments, but I also encourage you to continue to keep plugging away. You obviously have a sweet, humble spirit coupled with a mighty testimony of God’s transformation in your life. So many women need to hear from you!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you for your encouragement Jen, it means a lot. I love the Piper quote, thanks for including it. I’m copying and pasting it to pull out and use as a strong exhortation when I need a “truth encounter” on this topic!

    May you have a joy-filled day as you are filling the earth with His glory today!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Oh, Kay, Thank you! You don’t know what a precious confirmation your comment was to me . . . in my Bible, beside Psalm 66:16, several months ago I wrote this note: “This is what I’m doing in Fierce Women, telling the glorious work God has done in our marriage.”

    Your kind and encouraging words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, I needed that word today. I love how God uses those who are sensitive to Him to serve as iron sharpening iron in my life.

    May you experience tangible evidences of His grace today!

  • Vivian

    I am so, so grateful that you are proclaiming the Gospel and calling women to live out their calling in these ways! It encourages me and fuels the fire in my heart for the Lord daily! Really, Kim you are able to mentor so many women at one time! . Thank you for your example of the right use of these media outlets! God continually uses you in my life–only he knows the depth of your impact on me!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Vivian,

    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Please continue to pray for me in this new endeavor and for women to be fueled with a greater passion to live all out for God’s glory.