“There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.” (John 4: 7)

In our Focal Scripture, Jesus told the woman of Samaria to give Him water to drink. Jews and Samaritans had no dealings with each other. Jesus was a Jew while the woman was of Samaria, and it was probably expected that there would be nothing between them, but Jesus still asked the woman for water.

Despite the circumstance that should make Jesus refrain from asking for water from that woman, He demanded for water from her. The coast was not clear, but He made a demand. There was an impediment that should stop Him from getting water from that woman, but He demanded for water. He made a demand when He saw a road block.

Friend, when you encounter road blocks in the journey of life, make a demand. Speak to that result you want to see in your life; give a command concerning the progress you wish to see in your life; speak a word concerning that door that is yet to be opened unto you; knock on the doors of heaven and make a demand concerning the miracles that are yet to manifest. For everything you want to see, make demands in prayers.

When you make demands through your communion with God, you are simply asking God to bring the full weight of His divinity to bear on your issue. When you make demands in the place of prayer, you are simply unlocking earthly doors with heavenly keys. When you speak a word concerning what you want to see, you are simply sending your words on an errand to come back with results.

The coast was not clear when Jesus made a demand, but after His demand, a line of communication was opened against all odds. He made a demand that cleared the coast. Make demands under God, the coast will be clear and you will make progress.


Lord, I choose to make demands; may my demands break my road blocks, in Jesus’ name!